North East Wales

Man in court facing nine charges after E. coli outbreak

Llay Fish Bar, Llay, Wrexham, which now operates under new ownership and a different name
Image caption Llay Fish Bar, Llay, Wrexham, which now operates under new ownership and a different name

The former owner of a Wrexham takeaway has appeared in court to face nine charges of breaching food hygiene regulations, following an E. coli outbreak last year.

The case against Ramazan Aslan, 35, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, was adjourned until December after a brief hearing at Wrexham magistrates' court.

He is the former owner of the Llay Fish Bar, which was named as the likely source of an outbreak in August 2009.

Mr Aslan was given unconditional bail.

The fish bar was at the centre of a major investigation when four people were taken ill.

Barrister Anthony Vines, for Wrexham council, said it was a serious and complex case that was not suitable to be dealt with by magistrates.

The hearing was adjourned until 9 December, when the case is expected to be committed to crown court.

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