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'Not yet known' whether suspects got away with any cash in Darlington explosion

What's left of the ATM in Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A cash machine has been blown up in an attempt to steal money this morning.

Acting Inspector John Hoar from Durham Constabulary has given a statement on the latest in police investigations.

He said:

The suspects have used an explosive device causing significant damage to the cash machine.

It is not yet known if the suspects managed to get away with any cash as investigations are in the early stages. A cordon will remain while we conduct our enquiries.

We would like to reassure local residents that this is a targeted isolated incident. We would encourage anyone who saw any suspicious activity or was in the area at the time to get in touch.

It is understood that a car was seen leaving the scene at around the time of the incident. Anyone with information about this car or the incident can call 101 quoting reference 20 of October 26.

– John Hoar, Acting Inspector, Durham Constabulary

Explosives used to blow up Darlington cash machine

The remains of the ATM. Credit: ITV News

Explosives have been used in County Durham to gain entry to a cash Machine.

Durham Police are dealing with the incident which happened in the early hours of Thursday 26 October on Neasham Road in Darlington.

A cordon is in place around the affected area.

Officers confirm the explosion is not terror related.

Anyone who may have see anyone suspicious in the area is urged to contact police.

Police are currently dealing with an incident on Neasham Road, Darlington which involves unknown persons creating an explosion to gain entry into a cash machine.

Officers currently have a security cordon around the affected area.

Anyone with any information regarding any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in the area should contact police quoting incident number DHM-26102017-0020.

– Durham Constabulary Facebook
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