An Indian takeaway in Norwich which was the victim of a devastating break-in is offering a £1,000 reward to anyone who can give details of those responsible.

Bombay Spice in Norwich is open as usual despite an estimated £20,000 worth of damage caused by the early morning raid.

The Bangladeshi and Indian takeaway on St Augustines Street, Norwich was targeted just a couple of hours after it had closed for the night - sometime between 1am and 3am on Sunday, April 2.

Norwich Evening News:

Norwich Evening News:

Chef and owner Kalam Miah, 53, was alerted by residents who live above the business after smoke started rising upstairs.

Mr Miah said he was relieved he arrived before the damage was significantly worse.

He and his son Imran put out the small fires in the front of the business, in the kitchen and at the back of the building.

A window was smashed, water pipes were damaged, three fires were started and blood was left among a trail of destruction at the family-run business.

Norwich Evening News: Kalam Miah from Bombay Spice is named East of England Bangladesh Caterers Association Chef of the Year 2015.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Police said enquiries were ongoing.

Mr Miah has lived in Norwich for 41 years, opening his first business in 1988. He said: "I am really really down, it is feeling like a total disaster.

Norwich Evening News:

"I have spent my whole life in Norwich supporting locals and I need customers to support me in this to sustain the business. We only had three customers last night, but we are open as usual.

"They want to damage my business and the reputation I have built in Norwich.

"Kalam won't go down, I am a big fighter and a hard-working person.

"I want them to go behind bars for a long time."