THIEVES have stolen £200 in a burglary at the Longs Arms pub restaurant in Trowbridge, it was disclosed today.

Police said this morning they were called out at 6.45pm last night to reports of a burglary of the pub's office and staff area. Around £200 was taken.

Officers responded and enquiries are ongoing.

A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said: “Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between 5.15pm and 6.45pm, or who may have dash cam footage from around that time, is asked to call 101 and quote crime reference 54190113367.”

Last night, diners posted messages on social media after their meals were disturbed by the blue light activity at the pub restaurant at Yarnbrook.

One patron said: "Sat having a meal and a police officer comes in on blue lights, followed by a load of staff running around and three more police officers and then a crime scenes investigator.

"Kitchen closed to food orders and a very quiet atmosphere."

Some customers speculated that immigration officers were involved but police said today this was not true.

Yesterday evening managers at the Hungry Horse pub restaurant declined to comment.

One said: "It is no comment. You will have to contact head office."

The Longs Arms is one of five Hungry Horse pubs in Wiltshire owned by Greene King Brewery of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

The company owns a chain of 284 Hungry Horse pub-restaurants in England, Wales and Scotland.

The Hungry Horse chain was founded in 1995 and offers low-cost meals for families and groups.