Confectionery warehouse made to shut for second time
A confectionery warehouse shut down for being rat-infested last summer has been closed again after a squirrel got inside.
Yum Yum, in Winston Avenue, Croft, was inspected by Blaby District Council last summer after complaints from neighbours about waste left outside.
The inspectors found rodent droppings and the building was shut down and its owner fined £4,000.
Inspectors returned to the warehouse on February 20 after learning it had re-opened under new management, although the new owner had failed to inform the district council's environmental health officers it was operating again.
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During their latest inspection, they found more droppings, open food packages and a squirrel inside the building.
During a hearing on February 22, the closure order was upheld by Leicester magistrates and the new owner, Simon Hawker, who took over the business in October 2012, was ordered to pay £1,000 in legal costs to the council.
The business remains closed and will not reopen until a further inspection rules it is safe to do so.
Mr Hawker said in court that he was proposing to move to a new premises.