Vandals smashed several windows along Braintree High Street.

The overnight crime spree took place on Saturday night, with staff at Costa and Manze's pie and mash shop arriving on Sunday to find shattered glass across the floor.

The window and door of card and gift shop Occasions were also damaged last month.

Kaspa's confirmed it had captured the incident on its own CCTV and had passed footage onto police.

Braintree Council confirmed it owns the CCTV camera outside HSBC, but was not aware of any reports.

Essex Police would not release a statement without a crime reference number.