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Man arrested over cash machine blast outside food store

Police believe thieves filled the free-standing ATM with gas, ignited it and then made off with a five-figure sum of cash.

A man has been arrested in connection with a cash machine explosion.

The 34-year-old,  from the Bradford area, was arrested in Leeds on Wednesday afternoon and remains in custody in Darlington.

The blast took place at a cash machine outside the Heron Foods store in Cockerton Green, Darlington, at 1.40am on Wednesday.

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ATM blast

It followed a similar explosion which obliterated an ATM outside a Matalan in Darlington in October.

Durham Police believe the suspects in the latest raid filled the free-standing machine with gas, ignited it and then made off with a five-figure sum of cash.

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