‘Death trap’ restaurant still open

China House restaurant in Preston

China House restaurant in Preston

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Preston’s infamous China House restaurant is still refusing to shut its doors – with police, fire and council chiefs powerless to intervene.

The notorious eatery, branded only two months ago as a potential death trap and the “most problematic” of all the city’s 450 licensed premises, is defiantly trading on despite being stripped of its licence.

“As long as they don’t sell alcohol, provide entertainment or serve food after 11pm there’s very little we can do,” confessed a spokesman for Preston Council.


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