A NEWLY reopened pub suffered an overnight break in and £2,000 of damage to its premises.

The Railway in Bromley Cross reopened in November after a £500,000 refurbishment which brought the disused pub back to life.

On Thursday morning The Railway was targeted by thieves who broke into the pub opposite the train station and caused about £2,000 of damage said owner Michael Hales.

The break in happened at around 2.40am and meant the pub was unable to open at 6am for the early-morning commuters catching the train.

CCTV footage of the break in was posted on social media by Mr Hales along with an appeal for information.

The pub was able to open later that same day.

That night pub staff posted on social media saying: "Just wanted to [say] a big thanks for everyone's support after this mornings break in ­— we are inundated with support and offers of help! It's much appreciated."

Yesterday the pub told punters two men had been detained following the break in.

Greater Manchester Police have been approached for more information.