A TAKEAWAY in East Oxford was temporarily closed by the city council after inspectors found 'filthy conditions' and 'heavy fly activity'.

Grillers & Pizzas on Cowley Road was shut and issued with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice on August 1 for multiple food hygiene failures.

These included 'filthy conditions, no hot water, contamination risks and heavy fly activity'.

The council’s decision to close the fast food restaurant, which was previously the location of Peri Peri Original takeaway, was supported by Oxford Magistrates’ Court.

It was allowed to reopen after two days when the council’s environmental health officers were satisfied that the risks to health had been removed.

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, city council member for planning and transport, said: “Protecting the public is our number one priority. When dangerous conditions like these are found we will always take the necessary action to ensure customers are not put at risk.

"The council’s environmental health officers are working with the proprietor of the business to improve standards and ensure future compliance with food hygiene regulations.”