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CALL TO BOYCOTT OBSCENE PIC BALTI.

Byline: Anuji Varma

A FACEBOOK page urging customers to boycott a Birmingham balti house after one of its waiters allegedly sent a wouldbe diner a picture of his manhood has gained nearly 400 members.

The group Boycott Akbar's" was set up by Asiya Field.

She called to book a party for her first wedding anniversary at the Hagley Road venue and said she was later bombarded by filthy texts - including the snap of the employee's penis.

Distraught Asiya, a devout Muslim, said she received the text just three hours after making the booking for 25 people.

She has complained to police, who are investigating an allegation of harassment.

The waiter has been suspended by the popular restaurant, which was once the nightspot Liberty's.

Asiya, a school administrator, wrote on the site: "I called Akbar's to book a party for my anniversary.

"The member of staff took my number to take the booking.

"He then started to text me for his personal pleasure and sent me a picture of his genitalia.

"I threatened to call the police and his manager, he then pleaded with me not to tell them as he only recently got the job."

There were already 383 fans of the page yesterday.

Asiya told the Birmingham Mail: "I set up the page because I want everyone to know what happened to me. My complaint wasn't taken seriously by the restaurant.

"People should know what this waiter did and how the management have dealt with the situation so far."

Many joining the site were horrified by Asiya's story.

Princess Bila wrote: "I cant believe the nerve of some people, I'm totally supporting you my sister, if you need any more help let me know. I'm happy I've never been (to) Akbars and that ain't going to change."

Nathan Lloyd added: "How can you do that to someone. That's not right. Hope he gets caught for what he has done and sent to prison."

A restaurant spokeswoman said an employee had been suspended and appropriate action would be taken.

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Date:Feb 16, 2011
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