KFC owner hits back at Dynamo’s ‘food poisoning’ claim as he seeks £200K damages


TV magician Dynamo’s claims that he suffered a horrendous bout of food poisoning after eating at a London KFC restaurant have been slammed by the branch’s owner.

Dynamo – real name Stephen Frayne – claims he needed urgent medical attention after eating at the branch in 2017, alleging that “uncooked chicken” was to blame.

The incident, he added, had more serious undertones due to his Crohn’s disease, which means food poisoning would hit him harder than it would most others.

Now the Magician Impossible illusionist, 38, is now seeking upwards of £200,000 from KFC’s franchisee, Alim Investments Ltd.

But now the firm has stood by its food safety standards.



Dynamo is seeking more than £200K

In a written defence at the High Court, Howard Stevens QC said Alim denies “the meal was not of satisfactory quality.”

The firm will also fight claims the chicken was “defective” or “unfit for human consumption.”

Mr Stevens went on to say that it had received a five-star hygiene rating in 2016, its chicken is supplied in frozen form, and the processes for safely handling the food are well-established.



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KFC denies the meal ‘was not of satisfactory quality’

Alim may also claim that Dynamo’s loss of earnings resulted from “his own negligence”, reasoning that he “is understood regularly to have eaten food from the restaurant and that it is well known that fried food can exacerbate Crohn’s disease.”

Alim’s defence and Dynamo’s personal injury claim are now lodged at the court, but the case is yet to go before a judge.

Dynamo’s legal documents state: “[He] claims damages for personal injuries which [he] sustained as a consequence of his having consumed a meal on June 27, 2017 from the KFC in Haverstock Hill.



Dynamo claimed the incident had left him in ‘the worst pain imaginable’

“[He] said injury was caused by the negligence and/or breach of duty by the defendant.”

Dynamo said he’d headed to the branch after performing at the O2, claiming he found himself “in the bathroom” hours later, “in the worst pain you can imagine, vomiting uncontrollably.”

Following the ordeal, he said: “I know exactly what it was that caused the food poisoning – it was the chicken.

“I know where I got it from. I’ve got the receipt. I’m considering taking action right now and seeing what I can do. I’m talking to my team about it.”

The Mirror has reached out to reps of Dynamo for further comment.



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ECB cancel Dynamos Cricket and some national competitions


London [UK], June 26 (ANI): England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday cancelled the Dynamos Cricket and some national competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As we continue to work towards recreational cricket returning on or around July 4, though, it has become clear that given the current restrictions we will sadly be unable to run certain elements of the scheduled 2020 cricket season. This includes Dynamos Cricket and some National Competitions,” ECB said in a statement.Many of these tournaments would require rescheduling, which logistically could make it difficult for clubs to arrange other cricket.

“With a condensed summer resulting in fixture challenges, we have taken the decision to cancel the below competitions to ensure that all players have an opportunity to play,” the statement read.

“In addition, to ensure maximum flexibility for all clubs pursuing a return to action and because we believe it is safer for clubs and players to reduce their amount of travel we will be prioritising local playing opportunities over National and Regional competitions,” it added.

The cancelled tournaments include National Counties Championship (Three-day cricket), National County Showcase Fixtures v First-Class Counties, Royal London Club Championship, Vitality Men’s Club T20 Cup and Plate, Vitality Women’s Club T20 Cup and Plate, U18 Boys County Championship, U17 Super Fours, Royal London Boys County Age Group Under 14, 15 and 18 Cup Competitions, Royal London Girls County Age Group Under 15 and 17 Cup Competitions, ECB David English Bunbury Festival, ECB City Cup, ECB Over 50s County Championship, ECB Girls Regional Development Centre Festival and ECB Girls U15 Festivals.

However, ECB has been working with the Government to see the return of recreational cricket on or around July 4, as they continue to lift other restrictions more broadly across society. (ANI)



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