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Kettering store wrecked as thieves try to steal cash machine using JCB

Thieves tried to remove a cash machine. Credit: Sam Marloww

A supermarket in Kettering has been left severely damaged after thieves drove a digger through the front of the building.

Police were called to Budgens in St Stephen's Road just before 4am as thieves tried to remove a cash machine from the shop using a JCB.

Police say the shop is off limits while the building is checked out.

They've recovered the digger, and are looking for a stolen 4x4 also used in the crime.

“This incident has left the shop severely structurally damaged so we are not letting anybody into the building at the moment and we are guarding the scene to make sure the public remain safe.

We have recovered the yellow JCB which was used to break into the building. We believe this vehicle, along with a 4x4 which was possibly green, was stolen by the thieves before they carried out the robbery.

We would encourage anyone who saw what happened in St Stephen's Road in the early hours of this morning, or who knows anything about the two stolen vehicles, to contact us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Sergeant Nick Cobley, Northamptonshire Police

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Great-grandfather fights off three burglars armed with crowbars

A great-grandfather has fought off three burglars armed with crowbars at his home in Kettering.

59-year-old Andrew Adamson was still wearing his dinner jacket when he was confronted by the intruders after returning from an evening out with his wife Liz.

Pictures of the shocking encounter, captured on CCTV, have just been released - but Mr Adamson insists he was just doing what any good husband would do.

Click below watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

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Northamptonshire couple distraught as honeymoon turns into a disaster

Xanta Watts was hospitalised for a week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Northamptonshire are taking legal action against a travel company after their honeymoon was blighted by illness.

Xanta and Paul Watts from Kettering were staying at a resort on Koh Yao Noi Island in Thailand when Xanta became seriously ill with food poisoning and was hospitalised for a week.

She contracted Paratyphoid which is a disease caused by the Salmonella bacteria.

The couple are planning legal action. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've never actually felt that ill in my life," Xanta Watts told ITV News Anglia.

"Some days I would just cry because I felt so disappointed that this had happened. I felt trapped because I was on a deserted island."

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