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Man arrested over Leyton murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Leyton last night have made an arrest.

Police were called at at around 9.50pm lst night to reports of a man stabbed at the Dolce Vita restaurant in Lea Bridge Road.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene but the man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene just after 10.30pm.

This morning, a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at an east London police station.

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Local councillor: Takeway does not deserve to be in business

“A business that treats its customers with such a level of contempt really does not deserve to be in business.

“It’s shocking. There really is no other word for it. To think that rats were running around in the kitchen is really sickening.”

– Cllr Clyde Loakes, Waltham Forest Council deputy leader and cabinet member for environment

Mouldy food and rat droppings: The “shocking and sickening” conditions at a Leyton takeaway

Hygiene inspectors uncovered “shocking and sickening” conditions at a Leyton takeaway last week, including rat droppings in food containers.

New Curry Queen in Leyton High Road. Credit: .

New Curry Queen at 466 High Road, an Indian takeaway which also offers fried chicken, kebabs and pizzas, was described as “filthy, with poor standards of hygiene” and shut down.

Rat droppings underneath equipment, on floors and in food containers were discovered, as well as mouldy food in fridges.

Rat droppings found in the takeaway restaurant. Credit: .

The restaurant was forced to close and on March 3 after the council obtained a hygiene emergency prohibition order from Stratford Magistrates’ Court.

Filthy conditions uncovered by council inspectors. Credit: .

The restaurant was forced to close and on March 3 after the council obtained a hygiene emergency prohibition order from Stratford Magistrates’ Court.

Yesterday afternoon building work was seen to be taking place in the restaurant, which was closed.

Staff could not be contacted for comment.

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