Staff at a petrol station have been left to clean up a "hell of a mess" following a break-in.

Police were called at 12.31am today (July 28) following reports of a burglary at the Esso garage in Brandon Road in Watton.

Officers attended the scene and found that a large volume of cigarettes and tobacco products had been stolen.

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An eyewitness reported seeing forensic units on the scene around midday, with the premises taped off and a window boarded up.

Enquiries are currently ongoing and the business remains closed.

A store assistant at Esso said: "There is an awful lot to clean up before we can reopen.

"They made a hell of a mess."