EXCLUSIVE Widow insists her late spouse is in Indian restaurant Spice Cottage's ... trends now

EXCLUSIVE Widow insists her late spouse is in Indian restaurant Spice Cottage's ... trends now
EXCLUSIVE Widow insists her late spouse is in Indian restaurant Spice Cottage's ... trends now

EXCLUSIVE Widow insists her late spouse is in Indian restaurant Spice Cottage's ... trends now

The extraordinary row over an Indian restaurant's promotional video deepened today as a widow insisted the clip featured her husband eating his favourite chicken korma - even though he has been dead for nine years.

Lucy Watson unwittingly cooked up a storm on the internet after posting that the footage showed late husband Harry Doherty eating with his son Alex at the Spice Cottage near her home in Emsworth, West Sussex.

The posting on the restaurant's Facebook page sparked a flood of messages from social media users who bombarded the site with theories about the bizarre mystery.

Some compared the sighting with the case of Canoe man John Darwin who faked his own death in a life insurance scam.

Restaurant bosses are sticking to their guns and insist the footage, which was posted on January 16, was taken just days earlier.

The extraordinary row over an Indian restaurant's promotional video deepened today as a widow insisted the clip featured her husband eating his favourite chicken korma - even though he has been dead for nine years. Lucy Watson unwittingly cooked up a storm on the internet after posting that the footage showed late husband Harry Doherty (pictured with his wife) eating with his son Alex at the Spice Cottage near her home in Emsworth, West Sussex

The extraordinary row over an Indian restaurant's promotional video deepened today as a widow insisted the clip featured her husband eating his favourite chicken korma - even though he has been dead for nine years. Lucy Watson unwittingly cooked up a storm on the internet after posting that the footage showed late husband Harry Doherty (pictured with his wife) eating with his son Alex at the Spice Cottage near her home in Emsworth, West Sussex 

But now Ms Watson, 59, has come forward to dismiss the 'ridiculous conspiracy theories' surrounding her posting and reveal the identity of her 'instantly recognisable' husband - who was an award-winning journalist and a popular larger than life character in the local area.

Father-of-three Mr Doherty, who was born in Northern Ireland, won accolades for his coverage of the Troubles before moving to England where he relaunched his career as a music journalist, working for the now-defunct magazine Melody Maker.

He went on to found his own rock magazine and become a friend of Queen guitarist Brian May after writing an official book on the band.

May sent floral tributes to the rock writer's funeral after he sadly died from cirrhosis of the liver in April 2014 following years of heavy drinking.

Ms Watson, 59, has come forward to dismiss the 'ridiculous conspiracy theories' surrounding her posting and reveal the identity of her 'instantly recognisable' husband - who was an award-winning journalist and a popular larger than life character in the local area

Ms Watson, 59, has come forward to dismiss the 'ridiculous conspiracy theories' surrounding her posting and reveal the identity of her 'instantly recognisable' husband - who was an award-winning journalist and a popular larger than life character in the local area

The video was posted to the venue's Facebook page, where Ms Watson commented: 'How old is the footage? My late husband and his son are on the first shot and he died in 2014??' A reply from the restaurant said: 'Hi Lucy, sorry to hear this. This footage was recorded last week'

The video was posted to the venue's Facebook page, where Ms Watson commented: 'How old is the footage? My late husband and his son are on the first shot and he died in 2014??' A reply from the restaurant said: 'Hi Lucy, sorry to hear this. This footage was recorded last week'

Lucy told how she was shocked at the viral response to her comment after she watched the video where

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