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Newark man charged with theft of cash machine in Worksop and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles across Nottinghamshire and bordering counties

A Newark man has become the third to be charged with the theft of a cash machine and further charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

James Gillespie, of Cleveland Square, was arrested on Thursday (July 30) as part of a cross border investigation into the theft of 11 vehicles from Newark and other parts of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and the West Midlands between August 28, 2019, and March 19, 2020.

The cash machine theft in Worksop. (39583141)
The cash machine theft in Worksop. (39583141)

In the cash machine theft, an ATM was ripped out of the McColl's store on High Street, Blyth, Worksop, on March 20, 2020. It was found by police in a field next to the A17 in Newark later the same day.

John Paul Selfridge, 30, of Wright Street, Newark and Luke Anderson, 29, of Ash Road, Newark, were both arrested in June and charged with the same offences.

Tyler Mayall, 22, of Byron Close, Newark, was charged with the conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles previously.

Gillespie will now appear virtually before Nottingham magistrates today (Friday, July 31).

Detective Inspector Stuart Temple, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "This has been a very lengthy and complex investigation spreading across a wide geographical area.

"Detectives have been working hard on this case and will now put a fourth man before the courts.

"Vehicle thefts are taken very seriously by our force as it causes disruption and heartache for those affected.

"Cash machine thefts often involve a degree of planning and numerous offences in the build-up so equally will not be tolerated.

"The investigation continues and we work to establish if anyone else was involved in these offences.”

If you have any information that could help, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 4 of March 20. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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