A forensic van has been seen outside a city restaurant following reports of criminal damage at the property. 

The police were called to Donnelli's Pizzeria in Timberhill at 9.42am today.

A member of staff from the restaurant said there was an attempted break-in that has caused criminal damage. 

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Neighbouring business Avo was opened by Max Denny more than four years ago.

Mr Denny, 30, said: "It has really taken me by surprise... nothing like this has happened in Timberhill since I've been here.

"You never hear of reports of any crime on this street, let alone an attempted break-in.

"It's made me concerned for safety."

A Norfolk Police forensics team were seen outside the property in the afternoon.