Lancashire

Masked raiders blow up cash machine in Blackburn

The cash machine
Image caption Police said an explosive device was used on the machine at the Post Office in Whalley Old Road

Four men in balaclavas have stolen thousands of pounds after blowing up a cash machine.

The gang used an explosive device to break into the machine at the post office in Whalley Old Road, Blackburn, at about 02:45 BST, said police.

The raiders then sped off in the direction of Rydal Road in a Volkswagen Golf car.

Police are trying to trace the men and the car and have asked for any witnesses to contact them.

Image caption Police are trying to trace the raiders and the car
Image caption The raiders sped off in the direction of Rydal Road

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