CCTV footage shows the moment an ATM exploded at a petrol station in Lisburn’s Temple Mount.

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning when officers were called to reports of a fire at a cash machine in the Carriff Road area.

A number of men were seen in the area between 1.30pm and 3am before setting off on foot in the direction of Bali Nahanch. It is not believed anything was taken from the ATM.

St Field Road and Carryduff Road were closed towards the Temple roundabout as police attended the scene, but the road has since reopened.

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Police are on a security alert following reports of a suspicious object on Cardiff Road.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called shortly after 3.15pm to reports of a fire at an ATM in the Cardiff Road area.

“Officers attended and discovered a suspicious device near the ATM, which was not detonated, but we believe was a viable device at the time.

“There was also a fire, which we are suggesting was deliberate, which caused extensive damage to the ATM. The ATO and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service were called in and attended the device. has been removed for further investigation.”

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the suspects or who has information regarding this incident to contact us,” he added.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the temple area, or anyone with dash cam footage between 1.30am and 3am this morning.”

Detectives in Lisburn can be contacted on 101 on the non-emergency number 123 quoting 24/10/22.

Reports can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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