Humberside

Raiders rip cash machine from East Yorkshire village shop wall

Police officers with digger
Image caption Police said the forklift truck was stolen in nearby Keyingham

Thieves used a forklift truck to rip a cash machine from the front of a supermarket in East Yorkshire.

Linda Carrington, who works in the shop in Church Lane, Thorngumbald, said she was "absolutely dumbfounded".

The vehicle was stolen from nearby Keyingham. Officers are also searching for a silver van that was seen leaving the area following the theft.

It is the latest in a number of similar raids across East Yorkshire over the last year.

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"It's an absolute mess inside. It looks like a building site inside the store," Ms Carrington added.

"There's brickwork. There's everything. It's very insecure at the moment.

"Obviously there's people in there trying to make it safe so we can open as quick as possible."

Humberside Police, who were called to the village store at 02:21 GMT, have appealed for anyone with any information about the theft or silver van to contact them.

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