An Italian restaurant in Hornchurch town centre has been broken into.

The Metropolitan Police were called to Umberto’s, in High Street, Hornchurch, at around 10.09am on Thursday (May 2) after the incident was discovered.

A window was found broken but no-one was injured.

CCTV footage of the burglary shared by the venue appears to show a man trying to sneak into the premises between 3am and 4am that morning.

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One of the owners of the family-run eatery, Georgina Madaglia, told the Recorder that some bottles of alcohol were stolen.

She said: “He jumped in through the window and that’s how he got in. I have also got footage of him leaving.

“He smashed the windows at 2.50am, then he walks away and comes back at around 3.20am, then he enters at 3.48am and exits at 4.05am."

After reporting the burglary to the police, Georgina said they have not yet had a visit from officers.

A Met Police spokesperson has said that the burglary is awaiting the allocation of an officer and an investigation is ongoing.

Georgina added: “We are frustrated and upset as our property is violated."