Rothwell cash machine damaged in bungled raid

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A bungled raid on a cash machine saw suspects leave empty handed when they accidentally destroyed most of the money.

The incident happened at the Natwest Bank on Commercial Street in Rothwell, at around 2.30am this morning.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the offenders used some sort of cutting equipment to remove the cash from the machine, but got away empty handed after destroying most of it.

Anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious should call the police on 101.