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Police cordon in place in front of large Black Country Tesco store after incident

An area in front of a major supermarket in Willenhall has been cordoned off.

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Police tape could be seen at the Tesco Superstore on the Neptune Industrial Estate this afternoon.

A police officer was seen outside the supermarket on Tuesday afternoon

A large area at the front of the shop, by a cash point, was cordoned off.

The shutters to the cash machine were pulled shut

A police officer was standing nearby and the shutters on the cash machine were pulled shut.

A Tesco spokesperson said on Wednesday: "The cashpoint at our Willenhall Superstore is currently closed following an incident yesterday morning. We are sorry for the inconvenience and are working to reopen it as soon as possible."

West Midlands Police said: "We're investigating after an attempt to steal an ATM at a store on the Keyway Retail Park in Willenhall, at around 3.30am on Tuesday.

"Officers attended and bricks were thrown at a police car before the offenders left in a car in the direction of Armstrong Way.

"Thankfully no officers were injured but the police vehicle was significantly damaged.

"Forensic experts have been examining the scene and CCTV is being reviewed as enquiries continue.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website or call 101, quoting crime reference 20/532760/24."

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