Pub chef and landlord jailed after serving up lethal turkey in a reheated Christmas lunch

The chef and landlady at one of the country's top pub chains have been jailed for serving lethal turkey as part of a reheated Christmas lunch.

The landlady Ann McSweeney, 40, and chef Mehmet Kaya, 37, at the Railway Hotel in Hornchurch, Essex, have been sentenced to 18 months and 12 months respectively in prison for perverting the course of justice.

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Husband of Della Callagher says 'life will never be the same' for his family

Della Callagher Credit: ITV News

In a statement read in court the husband of Della Callagher, who died after eating the turkey, described his family's grief.

When Della was killed, our lives fell apart. Della's passing was completely avoidable and all three defendants appear to have little or no idea what long-term damage their actions and in some cases lies have done. Life will never be the same. My daughter Nancy will now never grow up with Della by her side and that is unforgivable.

– John Callagher


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