Rat infestation fears at Bristol market
ENVIRONMENTAL health officers were called to Bristol's biggest wholesale food market to investigate reports of a rat infestation.
The city council confirmed that officers attended the St Philips' Wholesale Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Market in Albert Crescent yesterday afternoon.
The Post was unable to contact a spokesperson for the market yesterday.
One man, who works for one of the many companies based at the site, told The Post he had seen many rats.
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He said: "You do see a rat every now and again at the market but there were loads in bins and in the pallets.
"I took the cover off some fruit and they had eaten a lot of it."
The worker, who asked not to be named, said he believed it was possible rats had arrived on the site in some pallets.
"They say rats are more afraid of you than you are of them but you only have to startle one and it could bite you," he added.
A city council spokesman said: "We can confirm Environmental Health officers were at the site today and, following that, our pest control officers will be visiting the market. The issue is rats."