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Bomb disposal unit called to Beaconsfield after suspicious device is located on an ATM

| February 2, 2019

Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were called to an ATM in Beaconsfield after a suspicious device was located.

At around 8.45am on Saturday 2nd February 2019 officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the Nationwide Building Society in Penn Road, Beaconsfield following reports that an ATM had been damaged and a suspicious device located.

The road was closed between Warwick Road and Ledborough Lane and as a precaution, a cordon was put in place while an assessment of the device was undertaken.

As well the the police and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, members of the Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service also attended the scene.

Nobody has been injured as a result of the suspicious device.

Chiltern & South Bucks Inspector, Dick Doggrell, from Thames Valley Police said: ‘There has appeared to be a growing trend of use of small explosives to attempt to steal cash machines.

Following a call to a suspicious device this morning, a cordon was put in place.

I would like to re-assure the public that there is no wider threat and there is no suggestion that this is terrorism related.

If anybody has any information in relation to this incident, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting URN 326 (2/2).

This incident comes several days after an ‘Explosive device detonated on ATM in Gerrards Cross‘ causing significant damage to the building of Barclays Bank in Station Approach, Gerrards Cross however in that instance nothing was stolen.

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