WATCH: Hartlepool reacts after JCB ram-raid on Tesco cash machine

Thieves have used a stolen digger to try to smash a cash machine out of a wall in Hartlepool.

The gang struck just after 2am at the Tesco Express in Throston.

The devastation caused by the raid.

The devastation caused by the raid.

Though the side of the store was extensively damaged the Police were able to prevent the machine being taken, and one man was subsequently arrested after a car chase to Trimdon in County Durham.

Local people though have been clearly shocked by the violent nature of the attack.

Video c/o BBC.