Arrest made after South Shields disturbance leaves ATM unusable
The damage is still in place at the start of this week.
Police have confirmed a 21 year old man has been arrested following an incident at an ATM in South Shields resulting in damage to the cash machine.
Emergency services were called to Whiteleas Way in the early hours of Friday morning in response to a disturbance in the road, which was quickly resolved by police.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 6.30am on Friday, November 10 police received a report of a disturbance outside of a premises on Whiteleas Way in South Shields."
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“An investigation was launched and a man – aged 21 – was arrested and later charged in connection with the report.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
Images of the ATM following the incident show damage to they machine's key pad and cash dispenser slot.
It remains out of order three days after the incident.