A takeaway restaurant in Beckenham has been prosecuted after continued noise and smell complaints.

Customers raised concerns about the ventilation system at Biters takeaway on Croydon Road last year which was causing the disruption.

The ventilation system was installed without permission, but Bromley Council accepted an application for a replacement one.

However, conditions were breached after the takeaway failed to install the new system within one month of approval, as was agreed.

Bromley Council served the notice breach on November 23, 2018, which was ignored, eventually leading to prosecution.

Gokhan Sinankili, the leaseholder and owner of Biters, pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay £947 in costs.

Councillor Kate Lymer said: "Planning permission conditions seek to ensure that various factors are dealt with as far as possible including protecting other occupants in the building as well as neighbours.

"Prosecution is a last resort, therefore when no response had been received, the council was forced to take action as compliance with the notice served was breached.

"Complying with planning laws is of extreme importance and when we find that planning laws have been breached, we will take action."

Mr Sinankili was prosecuted at Bromley Magistrates' Court on April 24.