Cashing in her chips! Fish and chip shop owner whose takeaway was targeted by angry mob after she celebrated Queen’s death with Champagne shouting ‘Lizard Liz is dead’ has sold the business
- Jacki Pickett posted a video celebrating the Queen’s death outside her chip shop
- She was seen popping champagne holding a sign that said ‘Lizard Liz is dead’
- The incident sparked an angry mob outside the chip shop that evening
- After being closed for more than a month, the chip show has a new owner
A chip shop owner who celebrated the Queen’s death in a video proclaiming ‘Lizard Liz is dead’ has handed over her business.
Anti-monarchist Jacki Pickett, owner of Jacki Fish and Chip Shop, in Muir of Ord, Scotland, sparked an angry mob after she shared a video of her popping and spraying champagne after Her Majesty’s passing.
The footage showed her holding a chalkboard reading: ‘Lizard Liz is dead and London Bridge has fallen’, alluding to a strange conspiracy theory about the Royal Family.
Jacki Pickett, owner of Jacki Fish and Chip Shop, (pictured) in Muir of Ord, Scotland, sparked an angry mob after she shared a video of her popping and spraying champagne after Her Majesty’s passing
The chippy owner, who said she has ‘no regrets’ about posting the video, was forced to close on September 8 after angry locals surrounded the shop.
Seven police were called to disperse the infuriated crowd after they were called out of concerned for the owner’s safety when protestors turned up to boo and berate Ms Picket.
Soon after the shop re-opened, its windows were smashed in. Since September 10 it has remained closed.
On Friday, however, the doors opened once again with a sign outside saying it was now being run under new management, the Daily Record reports.
Jaki’s Fish and Chip reopened on Friday under new management. A sign read: ‘Please welcome Kerry who has now taken over’
It read: ‘As of Friday October, 21 Jaki’s Chip Shop will be under new management.
‘Please welcome Kerry who has now taken over.’
Following the posting of the video, concerns were raised as it appeared that Ms Pickett had driven off from the scene, despite being seen drinking champagne before.
Seven police were called to disperse the infuriated crowd after they were called out of concerned for the owner’s safety when protestors turned up to boo and berate the chip shop owner
Police said there was ‘no suggestion that a crime was committed’.
The fish and chip shop previously provoked controversy after the owner applied to Highland Council to install a large Batman-style searchlight into the sky to tell customers when there were offers on fish and chip suppers.
The plans, however, were rejected due to concerns over light pollution and causing a ‘risk to aviation safety’ above Inverness Airport.
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