An Edinburgh bakery owner faces a fine after mouse and beetle infestations were found at his premises.
Edinburgh Council health officials shut down the Pine Tree Bakery in Home Street in June after finding that mice had infested a corridor and had gnawed their way through a door frame to gain access to the bakery, the city’s Sheriff Court was told.
The inspectors also came across beetle larvae and a build-up of food debris and rubbish, which posed an imminent risk of food being contaminated in the area, the court heard.
The premises, which were later re-opened after hygiene measures were carried out, were described by council environment leader Councillor Robert Aldridge as having been in an "appalling state".
A report has been sent by the council to Scotland’s procurator fiscal.