Two masked assailants attacked a Turkish restaurant by using an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
The attack took place at around 02:00 am local time on Saturday.
The unidentified assailants threw an improvised device through the window of the Turkish restaurant late night when no one was in the building.
Patrick Williams, 52, from Tottenham, runs the Caribbean street food stall Soul Food. ‘We were given a bit of money from the pot, but we gave it back because other people needed it more,’ he tells me as he stirs industrial-sized pans of curried mutton and brown stewed chicken. ‘It’s not because I’m a hero. We’re a family here and when the chips are down — pardon the pun — we look after each other.’
Although Williams says the Market’s closure ‘felt like forever’ he knew his customers would be back. ‘I just thought, “Business is business and we’re going to kick on.” It’s Borough Market, it’s going to get back on its feet.’
İsmail Yücel, the owner of the restaurant, said that all the windows of the restaurant were broken after IED explosion.
The suspects also smashed the windows of a nearby theatre before targeting the restaurant, according to reports.