27 May 2016
Bath man charged over Pizza Express fracas needs Egyptian interpreter to enter plea
[...] At Bristol Crown Court (right) Ahmed Elsorougi could not answer the charges against him over a fracas at Pizza Express in Barton Street, Bath (left)
A Bath man accused of carrying a knife and assaulting a police officer at Pizza Express in Bath was unable to admit or deny the charges because an Egyptian interpreter could not be found.
Ahmed Elsorougi, of Long Hay Close, is charged with common assault, assault by beating and possessing a bladed article in a public place in connection with an incident at the chain restaurant in Barton Street on April 28.
The 46-year-old appeared in Bristol Crown Court on Friday (May 27) to formally enter a plea, but an Egyptian interpreter was not available.
Edward Burgess, defending, said: "I am satisfied that an interpreter is needed." […]