Caterer prepared kebabs as corpse lay nearby
Tuesday 14 October 2008
A catering company boss prepared kebabs just feet away from a dead man lying on a sofa, it was revealed today.
Jaswinder Singh, 45, was cooking opposite the corpse at the Pappu Sweet Centre in Wolverhampton as it was discovered by police, city magistrates heard.
Officers were called to the food outlet on August 27 to investigate the sudden death of a worker.
At the court hearing yesterday, Singh, of Prosser Street, Park Village, Wolverhampton, was fined £3,846 including costs and banned from managing a food business.
The court was also told that a dead rat had been found under a cooking pot and rat droppings were discovered during a health inspection at the Cannock Road business.
Mouldy food and flies were found and employees were seen smoking and spitting on the floor within food areas.
Commenting on the case, Barry Findlay, Wolverhampton City Council cabinet member for the environment, said it was one of the worst breaches of the law environment officers had witnessed.
He said: "The city council will not tolerate premises who put the public at risk by preparing food in insanitary conditions.
"We are pleased that the council's actions have resulted in the courts banning this individual from ever running a food business again."
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "We attended following reports of a sudden death.
"The death was not suspicious and the coroner was informed.
"Everything else was dealt with by environmental health."
The council's Food and Environment Safety Service began investigating the Pappu Sweet Centre in October 2007 following the sighting of a rat.
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
German conservatives are destroying Europe with austerity, says economist Thomas Piketty
Man dies instantly after shooting firework from top of his head
Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
£16000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are looking for individual...
£25000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Project Coordinator is requir...
£40000 - £95000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£20000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Trainee Vehicle Inspectors / Pu...