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Attempted cash machine raid in Alford fails

A failed attempt to steal a cash machine in Aberdeenshire is being investigated by police.

Officers were alerted to the incident at the Co-op in Alford at about 06:40.

Police Scotland said the attempt was unsuccessful and the ATM had been left damaged.

Det Insp Norman Stevenson said: "I would appeal for any members of the public who saw or heard anything suspicious through the night in the area to contact police."

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