Cockroach Infestation Closes Restaurant

26 April 2010, 11:35 | Updated: 26 April 2010, 11:47

A Chinese restaurant in Cambridge has been shut down by Environmental Health inspectors, after an infestation of cockroaches was discovered.

The infestation was discovered at the Charlie Chan Restaurant on Regent Street last week.

It has now been shut down while pest controllers try to bring the infestation under control.

It will remain closed until Cambridge City Council inspectors are satisfied that there is no risk to public health.

Jes Lally, head of Environmental Health Services, said: "It is very regrettable that we have had to take this action, but it is vital that we act quickly to protect the health and interests of the general public.

Cockroaches carry a number of very serious diseases and are able to infest a premises very quickly.

It is therefore essential that businesses are vigilant and control all pests including cockroaches."