West House Michelin chef Graham Garrett uses Twitter to trace daughter's 'attackers'
Michelin Star chef Graham
Garrett used Twitter in hunt for attackers
A Michelin star chef took to Twitter to turn up the heat on two
men believed to have attacked his teenage daughter.
Graham Garrett lost his cool when his 18-year-old daughter
reported being punched in the back of the head during a night
The girl said the attackers also thumped and spat in her
friend’s face, during the early hours of last Saturday in Maidstone
So Mr Garrett, the owner of The West House in Biddenden,
launched his own investigation to try and help police find the
right men to grill.
The father-of-two identified two suspects from an online photo
gallery taken at the Source Bar in Rose Yard, where his daughter
and her friend had spent the evening.
The chef, whose 15th Century weaver’s cottage eatery was a
finalist on Gordon Ramsay’s Best British Restaurant series, posted
the image on Twitter and asked his 1,454 followers if they could
retweet and help identify the pair.
The appeal on Twitter
placed by Graham Garrett
In less than 24 hours, the posting had been shared more than
1,400 times and appeared on Facebook.
Then on Tuesday morning, Mr Garrett updated, saying he now
believed he knew the duo’s names and had passed them to police.
He assured people both girls were fine.
Despite the quick success of his hunt, Mr Garrett removed the
tweet after being warned by police it could jeopardise any
A spokesman for Kent Police confirmed officers were
investigating an alleged common assault, that happened around
No arrests have yet been made.
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