Ram-raided Reepham bank to boost CCTV security

A bank ram-raided by thieves using a JCB digger has been given the go-ahead to bolster its security.

HSBC, in Market Place, Reepham, was targeted in May, with a cash machine, said to have contained a substantial amount of money, ripped out by the digger.

The gang also let down the tyres of two police cars parked outside the un-manned police station on the opposite side of the square.

Broadland District Council has given listed-building consent to install a wall-mounted CCTV camera at a high level directly above the external ATM machine.

Planning documents state: 'Following a recent ram-raid, our clients HSBC are wishing to improve the external security to the branch by installing a security camera to cover the ATM and immediate surrounding area.

'The purpose of the camera is to provide as far as practically possible an anti-ram-raid deterrent such that this branch may not suffer a similar fate to that which has recently taken place.'

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