A butchers shop is set to reopen after a family firm stepped into take over the premises of Meat Inn which closed on July 5.

Humphrey’s Butchers, based in Saffron Walden, will open up on the site in Bank Street, Braintree, after refitting the shop.

Owner Paul Humphrey said: “I am very much looking forward to coming to Braintree, I think it’s a lovely town and a very busy town.

“I am looking forward to opening up, we just can’t do it quickly enough.”

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