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Digger used to smash into off-licence

Extensive damage was caused to The Cellar store in the border town of Aughnacloy.

altAkjcdKCgiH5yuBnqoxsC2HU5QiHaqG-EFGcvBXHkVHcE The scene this morning at the Aughnacloy store. Source: PSNI

A DIGGER WAS used to smash into an off-licence in the border town of Aughnacloy overnight.

The PSNI say that the premises on Moore Street was rammed at about 5am this morning with the ATM of the store damaged.

Officers are now surveying the damage to The Cellar which is attached to Daly’s Super Valu in the Tyrone town.

Detective Inspector Hazel Reid says that enquiries “are at a very early stage” and police will be examining the store this afternoon to assess if anything has been taken.

A trailer found on the nearby Ravella Road is also being investigated to determine if it is linked to the incident.

Aughnacloy is the first town in Northern Ireland on the main Monaghan to Tyrone road.

Anyone who was in the area this morning and who noticed any suspicious people or vehicles are being asked to contact the PSNI in Dungannon.

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