Rats crawled over croissants in Sainsbury's after climbing in drain

Rats filmed crawling over fresh croissants in Sainsbury’s had infested store after climbing into ceiling above the bakery from damaged drain, 报告显示

  • Rats accessed Sainsbury’s bakery because they squeezed through ceiling voids
  • The rodents then leap on shelves behind the open-fronted stand in Islington
  • Rat droppings were also found around the external manhole gully of the store
  • Rats filmed crawling over fresh croissants in 塞恩斯伯里 had infested the store after climbing into the ceiling above the bakery from a damaged drain, a report has revealed.

    Health inspectors visited the branch in Islington, 北 伦敦, after the rancid clip showed the rodents scurrying across the baked goods last year.

    It’s now been revealed that the rats were able to access the bakery because they squeezed through voidsthe space between internal roof and building ceilingat the Sainsbury’s branch on Essex Road.

    The stomach-churning video, which was captured by videographer Anthony Mitson, shows the two rodents crawling over croissants at the Sainsbury’s Local.

    The rodents then leap onto the metal shelves behind the open-fronted stand and scamper away.

    当无人机飞越俄罗斯东部堪察加半岛的一个偏远地点时,猎隼飞向无人机, the rats scurry around the croissants tray before leaping onto the metal shelves behind the milk aisle and running away.

    The camera then pans down the aisle of the supermarket which appears to be empty.








    The two rats are spotted in the bakery section of the Sainsbury's store on Essex Road in Islington. It's now been revealed that they scurried through the sewers before entering in voids above the ceilings

    The two rats are spotted in the bakery section of the Sainsbury’s store on Essex Road in Islington. It’s now been revealed that they scurried through the sewers before entering in voids above the ceilings

    The rats are seen in the tray for croissants

    The rodents then leap onto the shelf

    The rats scurry over the fresh croissants before leaping onto the shelf behind the milk aisle

    当时, Sainsbury’s said it had taken ‘immediate actionto clean the store and had called in the contractors.

    A report revealed by the Metro.co.uk now shows that the rodents scuttled up from sewers into ceiling voids above a bakery.

    Along with finding their entrance route, they said that droppings were found around the external manhole gully of the store.

    The council found: ‘The overview of the pest records submitted shows there were ongoing issues with rats during 2021, particularly relating to the external areas and the bakery and chiller areas.

    ‘Many of the pest reports stated housekeeping/cleaning was required, and this was being intermittently maintained. There was also a number of pest proofing issues identified by Rentokil that appeared to take some time to repair and is likely to have contributed to allowing access to pests.

    ‘The more recent rat activity was identified by staff in the bakery area on 15 September and again cleaning and proofing works around the chillers and ceiling void were identified by Rentokil on these subsequent visits.

    Rentokil, the on-site pest contractor for Sainsbury’s, found entry and exit holes after carrying out ‘treatment, monitoring and investigationswhen the video came to light.

    The letter reads: ‘It was understood rats had gained access to the ceiling voids and there were entry/exit points above the adjacent retail chillers. [Redacted] enquired about the drainage system and found droppings around the external manhole gully.

    A Sainsbury's spokesperson said at the time that they were 'taking immediate action' to clean the store on Essex Road in Islington (图为)

    A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said at the time that they were ‘taking immediate actionto clean the store on Essex Road in Islington (图为)

    ‘[Redacted] sent a follow-up letter requesting pest control reports, pest control procedures, due diligence checks records, and an action plan on how the company proposed to deal with this to prevent a reoccurrence.

    Sent in February 2022, the letter from the council’s Public Protection Team continues: ‘During this visit, [Redacted] was advised that the rats had entered the premises via the sewer system where they had gained access to the ceiling void area above the bakery.

    ‘[Redacted] was advised that all pest proofing issues were being repaired and sensors and cameras were being fitted for continued surveillance of the rodent infestation.

    ‘The root cause was identified as problems with the drainage system, including a collapsed drain, and it is understood that this, and all other necessary repairs within the premises, has now been completed.

    '然而, this drainage system area was not investigated until [Redacted] conducted the visit.

    The Sainsbury’s shop reopened on October 11 after they were satisfied that there was no longer any rodent activity in the premises.

    A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said, ‘All our stores have strict pest control and hygiene processes. These were in place at our Essex Road store and additional, immediate steps were taken at the time of this incident last year. The council and Environmental Health confirmed they were satisfied with the steps which were taken at the time.