Restaurant owner loses appeal over manslaughter of Sheffield man

A restaurant owner found guilty of the manslaughter of a Sheffield man who had an allergic reaction to a curry has lost his appeal against the conviction.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th November 2017, 7:36 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 9:02 pm
Mohammed Zaman
Mohammed Zaman

Mohammed Zaman, aged 52, who ran the Indian Garden restaurant in, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, was jailed for six years in May last year over the death of customer Paul Wilson, from Sheffield.

The 38-year-old suffered a severe reaction after eating a chicken tikka masala takeaway, which contained peanuts, in January 2014.

Paul Wilson died after suffering an allergic reaction to a curry

Despite Mr Wilson requesting 'no nuts', he was served with food which contained a groundnut mix.

During his original trial, Zaman was said to have had a 'cavalier attitude' to safety.

The prosecution said the owner had 'put profit before safety' at the restaurants he owned and had used cheap ingredients.

He was found guilty of manslaughter and six charges of breaching food safety rules.

Paul Wilson died after suffering an allergic reaction to a curry

Zaman claimed he had not had a fair trial, and that the judge presiding over his trial had 'misdirected' the jury, but after a hearing at the Court of Appeal in London his conviction was ruled safe.

Mr Wilson had managed his peanut allergy since it was discovered when he was seven after he suffered a reaction to a chocolate bar.