A pie factory in the West Mid-lands, has been fined almost £7,000 this month for poor hygiene conditions.

Flaky Pastry of Bilston, was closed for four days last summer following a visit from health inspectors. Wolverhampton magistrates heard how the bakery breached hygiene regulations, due to the poor condition of the building.

MD Brian Green pleaded guilty to four charges, including failing to provide hot running water needed to keep the bakery clean.

Health inspectors also reported peeling paint next to food preparation areas.

In mitigation, it was said that management had now brought its hygiene levels up to the correct standard, at a cost of £12,000.