Norfolk

Lenwade Post Office targeted in ram-raid

Lenwade post office partly demolished
Image caption It is the second time the post office has been raided in the past six months

A post office in a Norfolk village has been damaged by thieves who ram-raided it.

The front of Lenwade post office, between Norwich and Fakenham, was partly demolished in the raid on the premises' cash machine but nothing was taken.

Norfolk Police said a white Mercedes Sprinter van was reversed through the front of the post office.

The van, which had been stolen, was found later by police in Mattishall.

People living nearby said the post office was broken into six months ago.

Ian Hands, who was woken by the noise at 0210 GMT, said: "When we came down there were bricks all over the road, a lot of debris, almost like a bomb had hit the place.

"We realised people inside the shop were OK - that's the main thing."

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