Derbyshire man part of gang which used JCB to rip cash machine from shop wall

A Derbyshire man is among four men who have admitted charges arising out of an incident in which an ATM was ripped from the wall of a convenience store in a Lincolnshire village.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 10:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 10:30 am

Ashley Squires, 36, of Huthwaite Lane,Old Blackwell, Alfreton, was part of a gang which targeted the McColls store on Louth Road, Holton-le-Clay on 11 October this year.

He, along with Thomas Boswell, 32, of French Street, Bentley, Doncaster; Alan Pearson, 33, of Tolney Lane, Newark and Jordan Herring, 38, of The Homestead, Bentley, Doncaster, each admitted aggravated vehicle taking - while Pearson pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting an emergency worker on the same day.

Boswell also pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to the burglary of the store.

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This was the scene after a JCB was used to target the ATM at the McColls store on in Holton-le-Clay, Lincolnshire.

Squires, Pearson and Herring each admitted burglary at a previous hearing before Lincoln magistrates when Pearson also admitted criminal damage to a police car.

Recorder Simon King remanded all four in custody and the hearing was adjourned for sentence on November 26.

The charges follow an incident in which a JCB was used to rip a cash machine from the wall of the store in the early hours of the morning.

The ATM was loaded into a transit van and driven off.

Police called to the scene were involved in a pursuit which resulted in a patrol car being rammed before the four men were arrested.