Two women who have denied a religiously-motivated assault on a Kurdish woman at a city centre takeaway will face trial later this year.
Hayley Wells, aged 27, and Kelly Watterson, aged 29, both appeared at Plymouth Crown Court on the joint charge of religiously aggravated common assault on Sawda Kurdo at the Istanbul Kebab shop in Exeter Street on August 31 last year.
Wells of Shell Close, Leigham and Watterson, of St Peter’s Road, Manadon, pleaded not guilty to the joint charge. Both also pleaded not guilty to the joint charge of affray in connection with the same incident.
Wells and Watterson were released on conditional bail to appear for trial at Plymouth Crown Court on June 27. They must not go within 100 metres of the takeaway.