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Magistrates issue warrant for arrest of takeaway boss

Time Square restaurant boss Rafat Thoun faces 26 charges alleging contravention of food hygiene regulations.

Time Square restaurant boss Rafat Thoun faces 26 charges alleging contravention of food hygiene regulations.

Magistrates have issued a warrant without bail for the arrest of a Spalding takeaway boss who faces 26 charges under food hygiene regulations.

Rafat Thoun, of Time Square kebab and pizza shop at 25 Winsover Road, failed to attend a hearing at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

He is being prosecuted by South Holland District Council.

One charge against Thoun lists a string of alleged contraventions, including raw meat doner muslin bags being used for cleaning, filthy floors and equipment, such as the fridge, which is said to have contained decomposed food and a clump of black mould, and there was a tub of butter found to be contaminated with carpet beetle.

The same charge alleges there were no anti-bacterial sprays or chemical disinfection in the premises and staff were being advised to use window cleaner as disinfectant for raw meat areas. It also says raw chicken was thawing in a dirty sink, the hand basin in the toilet was dirty and the toilet pan was dirty.

Another charge alleges food was not being protected from contamination and a further charge alleges there was a rodent gnaw hole in a rear storeroom door.

The charges arise from council visits to the premises in May, July and August.

 
 
 

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