‘ENOUGH is enough’ is the call from the owners of an Indian restaurant after a series of anti-social behaviour incidents escalated to an assault.

Bappi Rahman, whose parents have run the Moghul Tandoori restaurant, in Andover Road, Ludgershall for 37 years, is calling for an end to the ‘hate crimes’ his family has endured for over two years, resulting in the 21-year-old being assaulted at the restaurant on Friday, June 22.

The physiotherapy student said: “Three young guys came into the restaurant. I instantly had a bad gut feeling as they kept going in and out.

“This guy kept shouting outside of the window, so I went outside.

“My parents are old school, they don’t like confrontation so I tried to deal with it politely. I was explaining in a peaceful manner, asking them to move away from the restaurant as they were disturbing our customers.

“I started to walk back inside then I got sucker-punched straight in the eye. A fight kicked off and people just watched, no one helped.

“He [the attacker] took his shirt off and ran in and jumped on my back. After that he ran out of the restaurant, shouting racist comments.”

This is the fourth incident from the group the family have reported to the police in the last two years.

Alleged previous incidents include bottles being thrown at the restaurant’s walls, racist comments being shouted, and a threatening situation involving a hammer and vandalism.

Mr Rahman added: “My parents had just put a new A-board up advertising our specials and one member of the group went up and just booted it for no reason whatsoever. I gave police clear evidence of the culprit and they just gave him a slap on the wrist. He didn’t even have to pay for the A-board.

“I’ve been dealing with Wiltshire Police four times now, enough is enough. For them to do something I have to be assaulted or something more serious happen.

“They are either waiting for me, my family or a staff member to get murdered.

“It’s hate crime, its as simple as that.

“Police said its a drop in the ocean scenario. How is a hate crime a drop in the ocean?

“I gave the police CCTV footage with the names and addresses of the group.

“The majority of Ludgershall knows the group we’re referring to. These types of people are the plague of the community.”

About the situation, a Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We are aware of a number of reports of anti-social behaviour at the Moghul Tandoori restaurant, in Andover Road, Ludgershall, as well as a report of disorder and an assault outside the restaurant on Friday night.

“We have maintained regular contact with the victim and are currently following up a number of lines of enquiry, including viewing CCTV footage and taking witness statements.

“We would appeal for anyone with information about the ASB, including anyone who witnessed the events outside the restaurant at around 10pm on Friday, to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

“You can either call Wiltshire Police on 101, or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”