Raiders ‘blow up’ cash machine at night in Hillingdon


February 14, 2017

A “huge explosion” was reported in west London last night after a cash machine was allegedly blown up on a quiet street.

Police officers were called to Ryefield Avenue in Hillingdon at 2.42am on Tuesday following reports of an “attack” on a cash machine.

The suspects had disappeared by the time police cars arrived to find the cash machine blown open, with severed wires and broken metal casing exposed.

Ryefield Avenue was blocked to traffic until almost 8am, while the pavement where the cash machine was located remained cordoned off until 10am.

Shocked residents took to social media to report being woken up by a “big bang” and a “huge explosion”.

The cash machine was located on the street out the front of Neelam Post Office and Convenience Shop.

A Met Police spokesman said there had not been any arrests yet but detectives from the force’s Flying Squad continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.

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