Arrests made after Newtonhill ATM attack

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Eight people have been arrested in connection with a spate of ATM attacks in Scotland and England, including one in Newtonhill.

Three men from Merseyside were arrestedon Tuesday, June 28 and a further five men where arrested the same morning at various prisons throught the UK.

The arrests were in relation to nine separate ATM attacks.

The Newtonhill incident occurred on June 20 at 2:43am.

There nine ATM attacks included Kingswells, Perth, Merseyside and more.

The men range from 27 to 41 years old.

The arrests were made as part of a joint Titan North-west Regional Organised Crime Unit and Police Scotland investigation into the crimes.

The three men arrested in Merseyside were done so on suspicion of conspiring to commit attacks on ATMs by either causing an explosion inside to get at the cash, or by burgling premises containing the cash machine, which was then dragged out using a car and a rope.

The other five men will be questioned about the ATM offences.

A ninth man was arrested on an unrelated offence during the search warrant.