Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Forklift smashes hole in Lloyds Bank during cash machine raid

Lloyds Bank in Liphook Image copyright Sam Woodley
Image caption Police were called to the Lloyds Bank branch in The Square, Liphook, Hampshire, at 04:45 GMT

Thieves used a forklift truck to smash through the wall of a bank and steal a cash machine, police have said.

A huge hole was left in the front of Lloyds Bank after the smash-and-grab raid in Liphook, Hampshire, at 04:45 GMT.

The forklift truck was left at the scene, which was cordoned off by Hampshire Constabulary as officers investigated.

The fire service was also called to help support the "unstable structure".

A Hampshire police spokesperson said officers were appealing for witnesses.

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