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Baildon post office damaged in cash machine explosion

Post office in Baildon
Image caption The explosion caused significant damage to the building

Residents have had to be temporarily re-homed after thieves blew up a post office cash machine causing significant damage to the building.

The explosion caused significant structural damage to the building in Baildon, near Bradford, west Yorks, police say.

Officers said a report had been received of someone tampering with the cash machine shortly before 04:00 BST.

A short time later a loud bang was reported and a silver Audi was seen.

The force was unable to say how much money had been stolen in the raid.

Image caption A car was seen leaving the scene shortly after the explosion

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