THIEVES attempted to steal a cash machine outside the Spar shop in Tidworth.

Police say at about 11.30pm yesterday (Thursday, February 8), a group of men attacked the ATM on Pennings Road but stopped after being disturbed by a member of the public.

They then made off in two vehicles.

Detective Sergeant Garry Epps said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen this incident taking place or anything suspicious before or afterwards.

"Did you see any cars speeding in the area? Could you possibly have any dash-cam footage of the vehicles or anything linked to this?

"This is a busy town - both day and night - and there would have been people around who may have witnessed something.

"If you can help in anyway please come forward."

Anyone with information contact DS Epps on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.