A TOWN centre restaurant opened its doors to Warrington's homeless and vulnerable residents to dish up free hot meals.

Indian restaurant Cinnamon Lounge, on Sankey Street, cooked the meals for those in need on December 17.

MKM Building Supplies also donated rucksacks and warm clothing.

Restaurant owner Naz Miah said: "It was great, they really enjoyed the meals and we really enjoyed having them here.

"We just wanted to make all of them feel human.

"Hopefully, this can make others in the town do something similar for those in need."

The rucksacks from MKM Building Supplies contained a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and energy bar, while each person also got a bag containing a fleece, hat, scarf, socks and gloves.

The Room at the Inn homeless shelter, on Winmarleigh Street, thanked the Cinnamon Lounge and MKM Building Supplies for their generosity.