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Rat infestation closes Romford shop

PUBLISHED: 09:57 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:57 19 February 2018

Pictured is Romford Cash and Carry in North Street, Romford.

Pictured is Romford Cash and Carry in North Street, Romford.

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A cash and carry in Romford has been closed by Havering Council because of a rat infestation.

Pictured is the notice from Havering Council on the shutters of Romford Cash and Carry in North Street. Pictured is the notice from Havering Council on the shutters of Romford Cash and Carry in North Street.

Romford Cash and Carry, in North Street was served an emergency hygiene notice on Friday (February 16) and will remain closed until “there is no longer a health risk to the public.”

A notice was posted on the shutters to the store, and said that the store had an active rat infestation, and that droppings had been found on the floor edges and on equipment in the store.

A Havering Council spokesman, said: “Council officers from the Food Safety Division served an emergency hygiene notice on February 16, prohibiting any trade following an infestation of rats and other food law contraventions at the premises.

“A court hearing has been arranged at Barkingside Magistrates court on the March 15, 2018.

“The store will remain closed until there is no longer a health risk to the public.”

The Recorder has tried to contact the store but has not been able to speak with them.

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