Police investigate as customer sends banana to black man's table in Wetherspoons

Police are investigating after a customer in Wetherspoons ordered a banana using the pub's app and sent it to a black man's table.

Mark D'arcy-Smith was enjoying a Friday night out with friends in Bromley when the waiter arrived at their table with the unwelcome order.

Mark says he quickly realised is was some sort of racist abuse and asked for the manager's help to work out who sent it.

Unimpressed by the response of Wetherspoons staff Mark got in touch with the police.

Wetherspoons has apologised to Mark and acknowledged the distress caused. The pub added it could not be held responsible for app orders.

Mark says too many people still see the funny side of racist remarks and fail to see the serious impact it can also have on victims.