Nottingham

Reward offered after Bingham tractor ram raid

A £25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction after the theft of a cash machine from a high street bank in Nottinghamshire.

A tractor was used in a ram raid attack on the NatWest Bank in Bingham Market Place on 6 February.

The thieves used the stolen tractor to crash into the wall and steal the entire machine and its contents.

Police are linking the Bingham robbery to another cash machine attack in Leicestershire on Monday.

Caged trailer

A Leicestershire police spokesman said a Midlands Cooperative store on Bradgate Lane in Asfordby was rammed by a tractor causing damage to a cash machine.

The tractor was abandoned at the scene and the suspects escaped in a red 4x4 vehicle.

LINK, the UK automated teller machine scheme, is offering the reward in the Bingham case.

The abandoned cash machine was later found at a farm building in Kegworth, Leicestershire.

A blue Land Rover Defender stolen from Lincolnshire and a large open-sided trailer with a caged rear stolen from Lowdham were also left at the farm building.

It is believed that the Land Rover and trailer may have been driven through a number of rural Nottinghamshire villages between Bingham and Kegworth, including Cotgrave, Wysall, Bunny and East Leake.

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