Mice have been revealed as the problem which forced four Trafford Centre restaurants to close recently.

Chaobaby, Tru Stree, Zizzi and Yang Sing Cathay closed last month after a visit from hygiene inspectors found the infestation.

All have since reopened, except Chaobaby, with a Trafford Centre spokesperson saying that they were 'working as hard as they can to reopen this week'.

The spokesperson added: "During a routine inspection last week, the Enrironmental Health Officers (EHO) raised some concerns around food hygiene and pest control, specifically relating to mice, at a small number of businesses.

"We immediately engaged with the businesses impacted to support them in addressing these problems. Three of the four restaurants that were closed are now open again, having taken the required action set out by the EHO and following our own inspections."

A spokesperson for Trafford Council also said that the common factor found was the presence of 'mice activity'.

Following the discovery, Environmental Health Officers undertook audits of food businesses throughout the Trafford Centre, to ensure strict hygiene laws were being adhered to.

The Trafford Council spokesperson added: "Following the initial inspections, officers are working closely with any affected businesses and the Trafford Centre to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to address this issue."