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Seven arrested over cash machine thefts

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Image caption The early morning raids were carried out by a combination of police forces

Seven people have been arrested after a spate of cash machine thefts.

Police raided several addresses as part of an investigation into burglaries across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

Officers discovered a stolen firearm, large quantities of cash and drugs, and suspected stolen car parts, jewellery and power tools.

Five men 18, 39, 38, 43 and 53, a woman and a teenage boy are currently in police custody.

The men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

The 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and the 17-year-old boy was held on suspicion of burglary.

A Co-op in Carterton and a cashpoint in Botley, Oxford were among those targeted by raiders.

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Image caption A cash machine at a Co-op in Carterton was targeted

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