Cockroach infestation closes bakery in Harlesden and curry house in Wembley

Moore Spice is next to Wembley Stadium

Moore Spice is next to Wembley Stadium - Credit: Archant

A bakery in Harlesden and a curry house in Wembley were forced to close to the public after they were found to be overrun with cockroaches.

Cockroaches were found in Moore Spice

Cockroaches were found in Moore Spice - Credit: Archant

Environmental officers took action against High Crown Bakery on Craven Park Road, and Moore Spice on Engineers Way, Wembley, following the discovery during routine inspections last week.

High Crown Bakery was overrun with cockroaches (pic credit: Google streetview)

High Crown Bakery was overrun with cockroaches (pic credit: Google streetview) - Credit: Archant

The bakery has been allowed to reopen after it proved it had cleaned up its act however Moore Spice has been unable to do so and remains closed.

Cockroaches were found in High Crown Bakery

Cockroaches were found in High Crown Bakery - Credit: Archant

On Monday at Willesden Magistrates Court, High Crown Bakery was ordered to pay costs of £1,559 and Moore Spice must pay £1,968.

Cllr George Crane, lead member for the environment at Brent Council, said: “Cockroaches in food and drink establishments are disgusting and entirely unacceptable.


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“They pose a potential risk to health and will often result in immediate closure where consumer health is at risk.”

Brent came tenth in a shame list of local authorities with the most eateries that fall well below basic food hygiene requirements according to consumer magazine Which? last month.

To check the hygiene safety rating of a restaurant visit ratings.food.gov.uk.

Related link: Brent has one of the highest numbers of dirty restaurants

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