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Pub fined over mouse droppings

The two landlords of a 400-year-old pub have been fined £4,000 each after mouse droppings were found in the food at the 17th century inn in Portsmouth.

The Dolphin was forced to shut down after council workers discovered a dead mouse in the kitchen and mouse droppings in food, equipment cupboards, under work benches and behind freezers.

Landlords, Dale Alan, who is 57, of High Street, Old Portsmouth, and 60-year-old Ian Young from Kent Road in Southsea, each admitted seven offences under food hygiene regulations while directors of a food business.