E.coli Shop Owner In Bid To Re-Open

Fish Bar Owner Applies To Start Trading Again

25.08.2009

A chip shop owner in Wales has applied to re-open his premises, despite an investigation into the spread of E.coli among customers.
 
Ramazan Aslan, owner of the Llay fish bar, sent the application in the midst of a probe into the outbreak.

Mr Aslan's solicitor said his client is co-operating fully with health officials. He also said the application did not mean the shop would re-open before the investigation was completed.
 
The National Public Health Service for Wales and environmental health officers are currently conducting inquiries into the disease.

Wrexham Council said it would not give permission for the fish bar to re-open unless it was completely satisfied.

Meanwhile, Abigail Hennessey, who is three-years-old has been allowed home after needing kidney dialysis to combat the disease.
 
But Karen Morrisroe-Clutton, 32, who has a three-month-old son, is still seriously ill in intensive care after eating at the chip shop in July.
 
Her mother-in-law, Rose Morrisroe, said: "He has every right to apply. The onus is now on the council, but I think it would be very wrong to allow him to open at this stage."
 
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David Urpeth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: “We have extensive experience of dealing with food poisoning cases.  Often, people who become ill are very poorly indeed..

“It is vitally important that the public are kept safe and measures are taken to ensure the highest levels of food hygiene are maintained.

“Anyone suffering the effects of food poisoning may be possible to claim compensation as a result.”