A GORNAL pub has been fined over six breaches of hygiene laws.

David Mitchinson, trading as The Black Bear on Deepdale Lane has pleaded guilty to all breaches.

All six offences took place between November 2019 and January 2020.

The 67-year-old was fined £480 and ordered to pay £850 in costs after failing to ensure hot running water was provided for cleaning hands in the food area and fined a further £480 for failing to ensure wash hand basins had hot water.

Other breaches include failure to provide adequate facilities for the cleaning and disinfecting of utensils and equipment, specifically no hot water, and failure to put in place a permanent food safety procedure.

Mitchinson also failed to clean and maintain structure and surfaces and to ensure provision for the storage and disposal of rubbish specifically beer bottles.