Nando’s make donation after interrupting two minutes’ silence in Northampton

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A restaurant chain has donated £500 to the Royal British Legion and apologised for playing rap music during the two minutes silence held as part of Northampton’s Remembrance Sunday service.

Members of the public contacted the Chron after being offended by loud music coming from Nando’s in Wood Hill during yesterday’s parade and silence to commemorate the war dead.

It is believed the music coming from the restaurant, which is opposite the town’s war memorial, was by American rapper Eminem.

It is understood the music was being played in the restaurant’s kitchen by staff who were setting up for the day and had no idea it could be heard outside.

A spokesman for Nando’s said: “Nando’s respects the Remembrance Sunday observation and it was a very unfortunate error that the restaurant staff deeply regret.

“The Nando’s Northampton team has made a donation to the Royal British Legion to show our support and express our sorrow that this happened.

“Nando’s is a strong supporter of the armed forces, and offers discounted rates on our meals for serving personnel. We will do everything we can to prevent this from happening again.”