OWNERS of a town-centre takeaway failed to attend court to face food hygiene charges over an alleged mouse infestation.
A warrant has now been issued for the arrest of Iram Bibi and Safraz Rouf, who operated the now-closed Oldham Fisheries in Union Street, Oldham. The owners were due to appear before Oldham magistrates yesterday, each to face 10 food hygiene charges.
Council officers reportedly found three dead mice on the premises, as well as mouse droppings among herbs and spices on work surfaces and cooking equipment. The charges stem from an inspection in May 2013.
Oldham Council has undertaken a host of inspections and legal action against town-centre restaurants and takeaways in recent months.
The two operators of Oldham Fisheries are accused of failing to control pests and of not having any food-safety management system in place, plus other charges relating to general cleanliness.