Police arrest man after Glasgow cash machine blown up

Blast outside shops in Clydebank puts second man in hospital in critical condition

The row of shops in Glasgow where the cash machine explosion occurred.




The row of shops in Glasgow where the cash machine explosion occurred.
Photograph: Graeme Murray/PA

Police arrest man after Glasgow cash machine blown up

Blast outside shops in Clydebank puts second man in hospital in critical condition

A man has been arrested after a cash machine was blown up in Glasgow.

Police said on Saturday that a 48-year-old man was being held in custody in connection with the incident.

It happened on Thursday night outside a row of shops on Glasgow Road in Clydebank.

A 51-year-old man who was found at the scene remains in a critical condition at Queen Elizabeth University hospital.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

In October thieves blew up a cash machine in a kiosk outside a Matalan store in Darlington. The explosion shook homes more than two miles away and sent debris, including anti-ram raid bollards, flying across the car park.

The thieves escaped with an unspecified amount of cash from the machine.

Last April, a gang of seven men who caused explosions at cash machines around England and Scotland were jailed for a total of 92 years.

The group had stolen more than £550,000 and caused more than £160,000 worth of damage in attacks on ATMs at 13 banks and supermarkets, Merseyside police said.

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