Cash machine stolen in forklift raid

Co-op store on High Street, Blyth
Image caption A local councillor said the loss of the shop close to Christmas will have an impact on the community

Thieves drove a forklift truck into a shop in Nottinghamshire and stole from the cash machine.

The Co-op on High Street, Blyth, was wrecked when it was hit by the vehicle at about 03:30 GMT.

Police said a substantial amount of money was taken from the store's cash machine and have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

The Co-Op said it was unsure when the store would reopen.

Barry Bowles, from Bassetlaw District Council, said : "It is an extremely busy shop and it is the post office too.

"In the run up to Christmas this will mean a lot of people will have to travel a lot further for those essential services and groceries."

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