Lancashire

Armed raiders attack security guards at Padiham bank

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Image caption Police have appealed to any witnesses to contact them

Two men armed with a crowbar and sledge hammer attacked security guards delivering money to a cash machine at a Lancashire bank.

The masked robbers then smashed their way into the Abbey Santander bank in Burnley Road, Padiham, at 2315 BST on Tuesday.

They fled with cash in a grey saloon car, in the direction of Burnley.

The security guards were not injured in the raid, a police spokesman said.

Both robbers were white. One was wearing a black trousers with a white stripe, and carrying a black bag.

Police have appealed to anyone with any information to contact them.

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