Attempted ATM raid in Alford

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A police investigation is under way into a failed bid to steal a cash machine in Alford.

Officers were alerted to the incident at 6.40am on Thursday in the Mart Road area following reports an ATM had been targeted.

The attempt was unsuccessful but police say the cash machine was damaged.

Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson said: “I would appeal for any members of the public who saw or heard anything suspicious through the night in the area to contact Police as soon as possible on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”