VIDEO: Audacious Bingham cash machine theft caught on CCTV

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THE audacious theft of a cash machine in Bingham was caught on CCTV.

Thieves used a tractor to smash the wall of the NatWest bank in Market Place, Bingham, in the early hours of Monday.

The machine was later found at a farm building in Kegworth, Leicestershire, with the money removed.

A Land Rover Defender, stolen from Lincolnshire, and a large trailer, stolen from Lowdham, were also abandoned at the farm building.

CCTV shows offenders using the tractor, stolen from Cropwell Butler, to crash into the NatWest bank at around 2.40am on Monday.

Police believe the tractor was driven direct to Bingham from Cropwell Butler.

It is thought the culprits may have driven the Land Rover and attached trailer through a number of rural villages between Bingham and Kegworth, including Cotgrave, Wysall, Bunny and East Leake.

The Land Rover Defender is blue and had an open back. The trailer was open-sided and had a caged rear.

Sergeant Steve Wragg from Beeston CID said: “It would have been an unusual sight to see the vehicle towing such a large trailer through quiet, rural villages in the early hours of the morning. Anyone who saw the vehicle may hold vital information which could help us find the people responsible for this incident.

“It appears the offenders stole at least two vehicles in the lead up to this morning’s theft, and clearly have no regard for the destruction they left behind - help us find them before they cause even more damage.”

There were initially concerns over the structural safety of the building, but has now been found to be safe.

Anyone with information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.