French restaurant fined for rats in Scotland

A French restaurant owner in Scotland has been fined £1000 for allowing rats to roam around his establishment.

The Scotsman reports Pierre Pelletier, 45, was brought to court after safety inspectors found a dead, decaying rat close to food in Le Le Marche Francais.ratsMarche Francais in West ­Maitland Street.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how Pelletier had been warned on two prior occasions about the risk that rats posed to his restaurant.

The court heard that the venue is located close to tracks that were being laid for the tram network and that the works had disturbed ­settlements of rats.

Yesterday, in front of sheriff Michael O’Grady, Pelletier, of Haymarket ­Terrace, pleaded guilty to breaking food safety laws.

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