The animals were seen at the Plough and Harrow in East London (Picture: SWNS; Google)
An east London pub has been forced to shut its door and pay a fine of more than £1,300 after a cockroach infestation was discovered.
The Leytonstone boozer was shut following a food hygiene inspection when officials were horrified to find a ‘serious cockroach infestation’.
The Plough and Harrow was slammed for its lack of basic cleanliness and poor hygiene standards during the routine visit.
It was considered an ‘imminent risk’ to customers’ health, and forced to pay Waltham Forest Council £1,328.
The local authority says inspectors found the insects in several areas of the pub.
The damages were awarded during a hearing at Thames Magistrates Court last week.
As a result, Foggy Lake Ltd and Star of India restaurateur Shah Ahmed cannot operate a food service out of the premises until the ‘imminent risk’ to the public is removed.
Council inspectors have closed the Plough & Harrow on Leytonstone High Road including the Star of India restaurant following the discovery of a cockroach infestation, lack of cleanliness and poor hygiene standards at the premises.
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A cockroach next to some grime in the kitchen (Picture: SWNS)
The pub was forced to pay more than £1,300 in a fine (Picture: SWNS)
The insect were found in several areas of the pub (Picture: SWNS)
The pub is in Leytonstone (Picture: Google)
A Waltham Forest Council spokesperson said: ‘This case underscores the importance of good food hygiene standards and the hard work of our team in protecting our residents from risks to health and safety.
‘While the council continues to do everything within its means to remove these risks, we urge customers to check food hygiene ratings before eating out or ordering a takeaway.’
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