Basildon’s The Moon on the Square Wetherspoons pub evacuated and shut after mouse spotted by customers – Essex Live


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An Essex Wetherspoons pub was evacuated and closed after a mouse was spotted by customers.

One 'single mouse' was seen roaming the Moon on the Square in Basildon by punters on Saturday, (December 6).

They pub was swiftly evacuated and closed so that pest control could be called to remove the rodent in the pub off of Fodderwick in the town centre.

Staff reopened the pub at around 6pm the same day, after a pest control engineer announced the rodent had come in from outside.

A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said:"We can confirm that there was a sighting of a single mouse, in the customer area at The Moon on the Square (Basildon), on Saturday 6 December.

"Pest control were immediately called, and the decision was made to close the pub until the problem was dealt with. The pub reopened at approximately 6pm on the same day (Saturday).

"The pest control engineer confirmed that the rodent had come in from outside (due to local building activity) and the point of entry to the building was identified and blocked, with ongoing monitoring now taking place.

"Council EHO attended the pub today (10 December) and were satisfied that the problem has been resolved."

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