The owner of a Birmingham cafe and takeaway has been ordered to pay over £2,850 after mouse droppings were found in food and on kitchen worktops.

Environmental health officers feared the filthy conditions at Mugran Alnilain Restaurant, Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, posed an imminent risk to consumers’ health and ordered the business to close, Birmingham Magistrates Court heard. It was re-opened two days later after owner Elzubier Khasmalmos, 52, cleaned up and the pest problem was sorted out.

Nicola Lee, prosecuting, said city council officers visited the premises for a routine inspection in January last year.

“Mouse droppings were seen throughout and there was evidence food packages and containers had been contaminated,” she added.

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