A man has been arrested in connection with a midnight raid which caused £20,000 worth of damage to an NR3 Indian restaurant.

The break-in, which took place last month, saw a blaze rip through Bombay Spice in St Augustines Street with windows smashed, water pipes damaged and documents trashed.

Now police say a man aged in his 40s was arrested in connection with the incident on Friday, May 5, and taken to Wymondham police station for questioning.

He was released on bail until June 25.

Norwich Evening News: Mess which was left during the break-inMess which was left during the break-in (Image: Bombay Spice)

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It comes after bosses at the restaurant said the incident had continued to burn financially ever since with many customers thinking the business was closed and repairs to the Grade II-listed building costing a fortune.
Norwich Evening News: Bombay Spice in St AugustinesBombay Spice in St Augustines (Image: Google Maps)

Owner Kalam Miah, 53, said: "We reopened the day after it happened, but we were dead for at least two weeks because people thought we were closed.

"I think we had just four orders that day, we didn't even make £60.

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Norwich Evening News: A window which was damaged in the attackA window which was damaged in the attack (Image: Bombay Spice)

"Repairs are still costing us though, because we're a Grade II-listed building we have to make everything the same as it was so it's so expensive.

"The whole thing has been a massive headache."

All information should also be reported to PC Robert Scott via 101 at Earlham Police Station or via robert.scott@norfolk.police.uk.