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ATM ripped from wall of Bushmills shop as vehicles set on fire

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McAuley Multimedia

An ATM machine has been ripped from the wall of a building in the town centre of Bushmills.

Firefighters were called to the scene in the Diamond area at around 03.30am on Tuesday morning.

A Digger and a tractor-trailer were well alight when fire crews from Portrush arrived at the scene.

The PSNI has closed the town centre to traffic and pedestrians to accommodate the fire and an investigation.

A short time later another vehicle was burned out at the Craigboney Road, near Bushmills. It is believed that both incidents are linked.

It’s the latest in a string of ATM thefts using a similar tactic in Northern Ireland in recent months.

The PSNI has established a specialist unit to investigate the crimes, but so far there have been no criminal charges.

McAuley Multimedia were at the scene very quickly and spoke to one eye witness who wished to remain anonymous.

” At about 3.20, I heard a massive crash followed by another crash, I thought it was thunder” they said.

“It’s unreal that this has happened in our village. It now means that people will not be able to get cash especially coming up to the Easter holidays.

“The village will be very busy with tourists given its location in proximity to Bushmills Distillery and the Giants Causeway.”

A police spokesperon said ‘Detectives appeal for info following the theft of an ATM in Market Sq, Bushmills in early hours of this morning. Phone 101 quoting ref 106 16/04/18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

It is envisaged Market Sq will remain closed for some time. Motorists should seek alternative routes.’

Commenting on the incident Councillor Anglea Mulholland said ‘This has to be condemned by the whole community and needs to stop, These incidents are pulling the heart out of the community, and I am shocked to hear about what happened in Bushmills in the early hours of this morning.’

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