A MUCH-LOVED high street butcher has had to close its doors after a break in.

The Ginger Pig in Wanstead High Street is closed today (Monday, March 20) after reports of a burglary there last night.

A spokesman for the shop said: "Our priority is establishing what's happened and the situation inside the shop.

"The police are involved and they are dealing with it now.

"But we want to try to reopen as soon as possible."

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

The trendy chain opened up in Wanstead in July last year and has been extremely popular with shoppers ever since.

Customers have taken to social media to show their support for the chain in the hope it is up and running again soon.

The Metropolitan Police have been contacted for comment.