A DAD who started a fight in a fish and chip shop has been told to do 100 hours of community service.
Cemil Tug took his belt off and used it as a weapon to attack Arish Anahi, the owner of The Master Fryer takeaway in Elm Grove, Southsea.
The 28-year-old had taken his two children to the take-away when he got into a row with staff on May 31 last year.
He left the shop but then returned, moments later, and attacked Mr Anahi.
Roderick James, defending, said: ‘It’s totally out of character for him.
‘He is not a violent man at all. He is a family man really. Obviously something upset him.’
After a trial Tug, of Ashurst Road, Cosham, was found guilty of common assault and having an offensive weapon.
Judge Roger Hetherington said: ‘The circumstances were that you went with your children to a late-night cafe. There was an altercation between you and the owner who was working there about serving you.
‘You left with the children but then you returned and it’s clear that as soon as you got into the premises you were set on some incident with the proprietor because you immediately took off your belt, which had a metal buckle on it, and shortly thereafter you got involved in some sort of violence with him.’