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Thief in vicious condition after blowing himself up during botched raid on cashpoint

A THIEF is in vicious condition after incidentally blowing himself up when he tried to sack an ATM.

CCTV footage shows the man fly retrograde from the force of the blast and sojourn collapsed on the ground.

 Remnants of the broken cash appurtenance in the automobile park in Clydebank
Remnants of the broken cash appurtenance in the automobile park in Clydebank

Another man can then be seen poking around the waste before station over the depressed man.

He appears to check if he is fine and tugs him a couple of yards divided from the broken cashpoint.

However, seeing the man unresponsive, he walks divided with a bag in his hand.

The depressed man, 51, was taken to hospital on Thursday night following the blast in Clydebank.

 Police questioning the site where the blast took place on Thursday
Police questioning the site where the blast took place on Thursday

Medics at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital pronounced he was in a vicious condition.

The man who walked divided is accepted to have been arrested by police.

Officers pronounced a 48-year-old and is being held control in tie with the incident.

A orator for Police Scotland said:””A 48 year old man has been arrested and is now incarcerated in police control in tie with the incident.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

Speaking after the explosion, investigator examiner Fiona Macarthur said: “Inquiries are at a very early theatre to settle the full resources and officers are now examining CCTV as good as speaking to internal businesses and residents.

“One line of enquiry is that two men were attempting to steal the ATM and one of them has been harmed in the process.

“I would interest to anyone who was in the area late last night and saw or listened anything questionable to greatfully get in touch.”


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