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Rats Filmed Crawling On Croissants In London Sainsbury's

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Rats Filmed Crawling On Croissants In London Sainsbury's

Video footage has emerged showing two rats crawling around on some freshly baked croissants in a basket at a Sainsbury's store in London. You can check it out for yourself below, but be warned, it might put you off your food.

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The footage was taken by filmmaker Anthony Mitson, who captured the live-action remake of Ratatouille at the Essex Road branch of Sainsbury's in Islington.

He walked up to the basket containing the last remaining croissant before capturing the rats scrabbling around, nibbling away at it.

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As they tend to do, when he got a bit closer, they scarpered.

The worst thing about this is that they were down to the last croissant, meaning either these are some seriously hungry rats, or the other bakery items had already been purchased - and presumably eaten - by others.

The rats scurried away behind the dairy section as soon as Andrew started to get near to them.

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Sainsbury's has said that they have called pest control and taken 'immediate action' to clean the store thoroughly.

However, the clip has already gone massively viral on social media, with people criticising the 'unsanitary' conditions of the store.

Others have even said that the supermarket chain is 'putting [their] customers' health at risk' by failing to take more precautions against the rodents.

One person said: "That's me NEVER buying pastries from @sainsburys ever again... @SainsburysNews do you have names for these two rats yet?"

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A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said: "We have strict processes in place to deter pests.

"Our Essex Road store is temporarily closed for deep cleaning and to help pest control investigate this sighting and introduce additional preventative measures.

"We're sorry for the inconvenience this will cause our customers and we will reopen as soon as we can."

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Other people who have since seen the video - as well as obviously being disgusted - have suggested ways that shops could stop the rats getting in.

One said: "Make it mandatory for food to be kept in the plastic containers where you just put tongs in when you need the food."

Another said: "This is not a good sign. The population is probably exploding looking for food sources."

A third wrote: "Heading back to the Victorian era pretty fast eh?"

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Topics: Food, UK News, Food And Drink, Animals, London

Tom Wood
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