Thieves Hit Police Car During Cashpoint Raid

Thieves in two cars, trying to steal a cash machine from a petrol garage in Christchurch, collided with a police vehicle on Wednesday April 10th.

Officers got a call at 3.50 in the morning about an attempt to steal a cash machine from the forecourt of the Texaco garage on Fairmile Road.

They say the offenders left in 2 green vehicles. The first was a Land Rover and the other a Subaru - and one collided with police car.

Nothing was stolen and no-one injured - but the cashpoint was damaged.

Police are still looking for the robbers.