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Caribbean restaurant in Aston shut down by police

2015-05-16 19:07:57

Betta Taste RestaurantBetta Taste Restaurant in Brearley Street Aston which has been closed by cops

A Caribbean restaurant has been shut down following reports of illegal parties, trouble involving weapons and underage girls on the premises.

Betta Taste in Aston has been closed for three months after an order was granted to West Midlands Police following months of work by local officers.

The back-street restaurant, in 105 Brearley Street, is listed as specialising in halal Caribbean cuisine. Aston Police tweeted:

“The closure order is in place for three months and is a great result following months of hard work and intelligence gathering.”

Betta Taste was given a food hygiene rating of four – meaning good – in a recent inspection.

The owners could not be reached for comment.

The move follows a snooker club in Digbeth being closed after police laid evidence before a court that rooms were being hired out to abuse underage girls.

The Big Break Snooker Club was linked to child sexual exploitation, robberies, thefts and drugs. The Coventry Street club was shut last week after police told Birmingham magistrates about the problems faced since January last year.

The three-month closure was granted under the Anti Social Behaviour Act.

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