Man Found Guilty Of Racially Abusing Le Vacherin Owner
Court hears details of the incident at a restaurant in Sutton
A man has been found guilty of racially abusing well-known Chiswick restaurateur Malcolm John last year during a row at his restaurant in Sutton.
Kevin Boxall, 42, used racist language during a visit to Mr. John's restaurant at Sutton High Street on 30 June of last year.
Mr. Boxall, who is described as a landlord of ten properties, denied the allegations, but was found guilty of racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress, at Croydon Magistrate's court.
According to a report in the Croydon Advertiser, counsel for the defendant denied that Mr. John had "gently ushered" Mr. Boxall outside and said he had restrained him with the help of a customer.
Boxall denied that he was drunk but admitted to having had four single shots of a spirit and coke in a nearby pub before going to the restaurant. The defendant was found guilty. Boxall, of Wales Avenue, Carshalton, was fined £930 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £93 and costs of £620.
Malcolm John opened Le Vacherin in Chiswick in 2004 and later opened Brasserie Vacherin in Croydon, followed by the Brasserie in Sutton.
February 20, 2016