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A filthy Lebanese restaurant in London's swanky Knightsbridge district has been fined more than £16,000 after cockroaches were found scurrying in food containers.
Masgouf, in Connaught Street, was forced to shut after appalled inspectors found the venue's kitchen infested by the disease-spreading pests.
Mouse droppings were also discovered throughout the eatery and boxes of fresh fish were stored outside in waste area.
The site was inspected by food and hygiene chiefs at Westminster City Council, where health watchdogs unearthed 'significant lapses in cleaning standards'.
Masgouf - where fish dishes can cost up to £80 - pleaded guilty to five breaches of food and hygiene standards, and was ordered to pay a total of £16,245.
Live cockroaches were found inside the Masgouf restaurant during an inspection by health chiefs
Mouse droppings were also found throughout the Knightsbridge eatery
Concerns were also raised over how food was prepared, with boxes of fresh fish stored outside in waste area
Masgouf, in Connaught Street, was forced to shut after appalled inspectors found the venue's kitchen infested by the disease-spreading pests
Councillor Aicha Less, deputy leader of Westminster council and cabinet member for communities, public protection and licensing said: 'We want residents and visitors to enjoy the city’s