An ATM at the Gulf Service Station on Huddersfield Road in Stalybridge was blown up in the early hours of September 22.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the cash machine was blown off the wall shortly before 4am on Thursday morning.

In the newspaper report, it said that police didn’t know how much cash had been taken or how the machine had been blown up. Debris from the blast was scattered across the tarmac and some money was left on the ground.

Talking to the Manchester Evening News, forecourt owner David Hockenhull said the ATM flew through the air and nearly hit a petrol pump. He said if a pillar hadn’t been there, it could have taken the pump out and caused a huge explosion.

Greater Manchester Police said enquiries into the incident are ongoing.