Tesco fined over 'super mouse'

Tesco has been fined £45,000 after a 'super mouse' was discovered in a filthy store in central London, plagued by an infestation of rodents.

Tesco 'corrected problems' after 'super mouse' find

Mark Watson, who represented Tesco in court said the company had invested in "procedures and systems" to correct the problems and insisted the problem was with local management.

Tesco admitted six food hygiene breaches
Tesco admitted six food hygiene breaches Credit: Press Association

A shopper first noticed a mouse in the store in March last year, and reported it to Westminster Council.

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Tesco fined over huge 'super mouse' in filthy store

Tesco has been fined £45,000 after a 'super mouse' was discovered in a filthy store in central London, plagued by an infestation of rodents.

The oversized animal was just one of scores of creatures found scurrying around
The oversized animal was just one of scores of creatures found scurrying around Credit: Central News

The creature, which was twice the size of a normal mouse, was spotted by a horrified health inspector at the Tesco Metro store in Covent Garden where 55,000 customers shop each week.

The mouse was found at the Tesco store in Bedford Street, Covent Garnden
The mouse was found at the Tesco store in Bedford Street, Covent Garnden Credit: Central News