Sheffield Council issues statement after video of huge rat in takeaway window goes viral

Sheffield Council is investigating after a video showed a live rat in the window of a takeaway shop.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 7:10 am

The footage, widely shared online, shows the rodent in the front window of My Chicken 2 Nite on Page Hall Road before being startled by a bang on the window and scampering out of view.

It is not clear when the video was filmed but it has been shared in the last few days.

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My Chicken 2 Nite, on Page Hall Road in Sheffield (pic: Google)

Sheffield Council confirmed that its environmental health officers were aware of the footage and had tried to contact the shop's owners.

A council spokeswoman said: "A visit has been made but the shop is currently closed and is not trading.

"Follow-up calls will be made to establish if there is a pest problem at the premises."

The Scores on the Doors website shows that the shop has the highest possible five-star food hygiene rating, awarded by the council on December 10, 2019.

The Star has attempted to contact the shop's owners.