Thieves used a stolen digger to demolish the wall of a Shell site in Epping, Essex and steal an ATM.

A report in the Epping Forest Guardian said the incident occurred at about 5.54am on Wednesday.

It is believed that the digger was stolen from a building site in High Beach. After the raid it was left in the car park of a restaurant next door to the garage.

Essex Police told Forecourt Trader that investigations were ongoing.