A rat infestation has been discovered at a Chinese restaurant.

Imperial China, in Elton Way/A41, near Bushey, has been issued with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice following an inspection by Hertsmere Borough Council environmental officers last Thursday.

St Albans Magistrates Court will now decide on Wednesday whether to issue a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order which requires the restaurant to be closed until work has been undertaken to deal with the infestation.

If the order is granted, the restaurant will be shut until the problem has been cleared and then re-inspected by officers.

The restaurant is currently closed.