Weymouth Club Receives Death Threats over Poppy Ban Allegations
12:11pm 14th November 2012
The owner of a popular Weymouth club says he's been bombarded with racist messages after a false rumour spread on the internet.
People on Facebook were saying Dolce Vita had banned people from wearing poppies on their premises over Remembrance weekend.
It led to a series of abusive comments on the social networking site directed at the club - comments which are too explicit to repeat.
Dorset Police say they're investigating.
Owner Parvis Marseh says the rumours are complete nonsense and most certainly not true; "It's a 100% lie I wouldn't even think of it - banning poppies. We were even selling poppies and staff and our door staff wearing them too. There's no truth in it at all".
Parvis told Wessex FM the alleged lies really hurt and the racist comments are plain nasty: "It's just thugs starting rumours, this is really upsetting. I've lived in England for 37 years and worked in Weymouth for a long time, I love this town".