Thieves damage ATM machine in Castlerock, County Londonderry

ATM machine Image copyright Mark Jamieson
Image caption Thieves tried to damage the ATM by reversing a tractor unit of a lorry into the building

Thieves have tried to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in County Londonderry.

It happened at about 04:30 BST on Friday at Mussenden Road in Castlerock.

The thieves stole a tractor unit of a lorry from Newmills Road in Coleraine and attempted to damage the ATM by reversing the vehicle into the building a number of times.

Nothing is believed to have been taken from the ATM. Police have appealed for information about the incident.

The tractor unit has since been recovered by police and will be taken away for further examination.

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