Filthy conditions were uncovered by inspectors at Roti Factory in Leyton on Tuesday

Roti Factory in Lea Bridge Road was infested with rats and without hot water

Roti Factory in Lea Bridge Road was infested with rats and without hot water

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A kebab shop has been shutdown this week after inspectors found a rat-infestation was a risk to health. 

Roti Factory, in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, was visited by Waltham Forest Council's environmental health team for a routine inspection on Tuesday.

It was immediately closed after it was found there was no hot water and rat droppings were discovered in food prepearation and storage areas. 

Rats had managed to gain access to the premises through the poor drainage system and, once inside, they were able to access the food preperation area through holes in the wall and loose skirting boards. 

The council inspector went to Stratford Magistrates Court yesterday to obtain a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice to stop the business from operating until it removes the risk and improves hygiene standards. 

The court also ordered Roti Factory to pay the council's costs of £564.

It is understood the business will be allowed to re-open once the "imminent risk" caused by the infestation is removed.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, said, "The imminent risk can sometimes be addressed fairly swiftly and the business re-opened.

"But rest assured we will be paying attention to the long term improvements that need to be made and we will progress a prosecution against the owners if success is deemed likely."

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4:27pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Dave mp says...

How many more are like this? I for one tend to keep well clear of these places after so many have been 'found out' lately.
How many more are like this? I for one tend to keep well clear of these places after so many have been 'found out' lately. Dave mp
  • Score: 19

5:30pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

What a crazy fine! They are meddling with people's lives. The justice system is sick.
What a crazy fine! They are meddling with people's lives. The justice system is sick. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

7:16pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jackblack007 says...

should be renamed Rati- factory , I'll get my coat !
should be renamed Rati- factory , I'll get my coat ! jackblack007
  • Score: 19

7:41pm Fri 11 Apr 14

cynicalsue says...

100% halal. Rats? Yikes!!
100% halal. Rats? Yikes!! cynicalsue
  • Score: 9

11:11pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Maybe rename the business 'Roland's Rotis?'
Maybe rename the business 'Roland's Rotis?' Villagecranberry
  • Score: 8

11:32pm Fri 11 Apr 14

fed up man says...

ANOTHER SLAP ON THE FACE OF THE WALTHAM FOREST PAKISTANI COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!
ANOTHER SLAP ON THE FACE OF THE WALTHAM FOREST PAKISTANI COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! fed up man
  • Score: -17

9:24am Sat 12 Apr 14

Love your high street says...

It's Clyde Loakes who sorts out the problems - this definitely justifies the deputy leaders large salary.
It's Clyde Loakes who sorts out the problems - this definitely justifies the deputy leaders large salary. Love your high street
  • Score: -2

4:47pm Mon 14 Apr 14

cynicalsue says...

Love your high street wrote:
It's Clyde Loakes who sorts out the problems - this definitely justifies the deputy leaders large salary.
Nothing justifies his extortionate and greedy salary.
[quote][p][bold]Love your high street[/bold] wrote: It's Clyde Loakes who sorts out the problems - this definitely justifies the deputy leaders large salary.[/p][/quote]Nothing justifies his extortionate and greedy salary. cynicalsue
  • Score: 2

7:30pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Love your high street says...

fed up man wrote:
ANOTHER SLAP ON THE FACE OF THE WALTHAM FOREST PAKISTANI COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!
Are you suggesting that the Pakistan's have no quality ?
[quote][p][bold]fed up man[/bold] wrote: ANOTHER SLAP ON THE FACE OF THE WALTHAM FOREST PAKISTANI COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!![/p][/quote]Are you suggesting that the Pakistan's have no quality ? Love your high street
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Davego says...

Glad this has been found and closed, but would you trust the proprietor to run this shop as it should be bearing in mind it was allowed to become such a mess in the first place? These are not small infringements of the rules, the place was a disgusting tip. I know I certainly wouldn't risk it and maybe that's the best way to ensure he stays closed....no customers. Anyone that runs a business in this kind of disgusting state will do so time and time again and will continue to ignore the need for stringent hygiene standards.
Glad this has been found and closed, but would you trust the proprietor to run this shop as it should be bearing in mind it was allowed to become such a mess in the first place? These are not small infringements of the rules, the place was a disgusting tip. I know I certainly wouldn't risk it and maybe that's the best way to ensure he stays closed....no customers. Anyone that runs a business in this kind of disgusting state will do so time and time again and will continue to ignore the need for stringent hygiene standards. Davego
  • Score: 0

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