A cash machine at a petrol station in Bristol has been blown up, following on from a similar attack at a garage in the city a month earlier.

Police and firefighters were called to the Texaco garage on Bell Hill Road in St George, at 3.10am on Thursday May 15 after residents reported a loud bang which shook houses.

Avon and Somerset police cordoned off the site and firefighters extinguished a fire. The metal casing of the cash machine had been blown apart.

Police said it was too early to tell whether the incident was linked with a similar attack in Hartcliffe a month earlier.