A MAN has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a shop to steal a cake.

Police were called to Station Road, Chingford, at 1.30am this morning to reports that someone had smashed the window of the London Cake Company.

A witness said they saw a man take a cake from the store.

Officers found a 38-year-old nearby and arrested him on suspicion of burglary.

He remains in police custody and enquiries continue.