Tyne & Wear

Men held after Consett cash machine raid

Four men have been arrested after money was snatched from security guards filling a cash machine at a County Durham supermarket.

Police said the guards were threatened with axes outside the Tesco store in Delves Lane, Consett on Thursday.

No-one was hurt and the suspects were eventually arrested about 90 miles away in York after police pursued a BMW car.

The chase involved dozens of police officers from Durham and North Yorkshire and a helicopter.

A Durham Police spokeswoman said the suspects were being questioned by detectives.

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