AN Armthorpe restaurant has been ordered to close its doors by Doncaster Council after a mouse infestation was found during a routine food hygiene inspection.
Environmental Health Officers visited the Kailash Balti House on Doncaster Road on 26 February and found evidence of a severe mouse infestation as well as filth and grime throughout the building.
Mouse droppings were found in all areas of the business including on items of food packaging, on kitchen equipment, in food preparation areas and on serviettes.
A Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice was served against the operator Imran Choudhury, and the premises were immediately closed to the public.
An application has been made to Doncaster Magistrates Court to obtain a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order and the owner may face further legal action for the offences committed, at a later date.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Ransome, said: “Protecting public health is our top priority and we take strong action against those who break the rules.
“The conditions our officers discovered at the Kailash Balti House were totally unacceptable.
“We have no hesitation in closing premises immediately in cases like this where there is an imminent risk to health.”