Scraptoft Co-operative store smashed up by ram-raiders

Ram-raid in Scraptoft
Image caption Police believe the telehandler, a farm vehicle, had been stolen from a nearby village

A village shop was badly damaged when its cash machine was targeted by ram-raiders.

A telehandler was used to smash through the front of The Co-operative store in Scraptoft, Leicestershire, at about 04:20 BST, police said.

The thieves are believed to have driven away in an Audi car after stealing cash from the machine.

The telehandler and a Toyota Hilux 4x4 were left at the scene in Main Street. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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