A man has been banned from running restaurants after three rotting mice and a live cockroach were found in his curry house.

Three rotting mice at various stages of decomposition were discovered on a sticky trap at Muhib Indian Cuisine on Brick Lane.

A large oriental cockroach was found in the kitchen, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Environmental health officers from Tower Hamlets council said there was “no area in the kitchen or basement that was free from the presence of mice”.

Mouse droppings were found in boxes of lettuces, tomatoes and peppers, as well as in takeaway containers.

The restaurant was shut down almost immediately after the spot inspection, in which officers described a “systemic” failure to meet hygiene regulations.

Batir Miah, 40, director of Rayhill Ltd which ran the Bengali restaurant, admitted seven breaches of European Commission and food hygiene regulations

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