At the scene of the Premier cash point explosion

A cashpoint outside a store in Kimberley has ‘exploded’ in the early hours of Bonfire Night.

The explosion took place at the Premier convenience store on Eastwood Road, with police being called at 3:30am.

The incident left the nearby ground covered with shrapnel and small parts of the cashpoint.

A statement from Nottinghamshire Police said: “The force’s control room had several call from members of the public who heard a ‘loud explosion’.

“Officers remain at the scene collecting evidence whilst investigations continue, including specialised officers who are making the scene safe for the public.”

Belquis Marsden, a bartender a The Dog House Pub and Kitchen in the town’s High Street, said: “We are really shocked that this would happen in such a small and nice town.”

“we had several calls from the public who heard a ‘loud explosion'” –

Nottinghamshire Police

However, according to other members of the public this isn’t as unusual as it might seem.

Lorraine Glenn, an employee at the shop We Love to Create, said: “It hasn’t really surprised me because there has been previous robberies at other newsagents which have all happened in Kimberley, even one at knife point.”

Later on November 5, the police cordon had been removed and police had left the scene but the shop remained closed.

The investigation is still ongoing.