Post office wrecked by explosion in cash machine raid

A post office branch in Long Ashton, near Bristol, has been wrecked after a cash machine was blown up in the early hours of this morning (4 January).

The explosion at the post office on Weston Road blew out the front of the shop, leaving it in ruins.

Credit: ITV West Country

A viewer has caught the moment a cash machine was set alight on camera.

A viewer sent us this photo of the post office taken just after the explosion. Credit: ITV News viewer

Local resident Ivor Norman heard the bang and says he had no idea what it was until he looked outside.

Police have arrested three people on suspicion of causing an explosion with intent to endanger life.