A GANG of thieves used a stolen Land Rover to target a cash machine at Morrisons in Carterton in the latest of a series of ram-raids in the county.

The supermarket has been closed for most of the day after police said four or five people tried to take the cash point at the shop on Black Bourton Road about 1.30am.

The Oxford Times:

The gang then left in another vehicle, leaving the Land Rover and a stolen blue Volkswagen Transporter at the scene.

No one was injured in the attack.

Officers say they are now trying to work out if any cash was taken from the machine.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Grahame Lea, of Banbury Force CID, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area prior to the incident.

"If you have any information about the incident which could assist our investigation please contact police."

The raid comes off the back of several other cash machine raids in the county, including those at Oxford's new Aldi in Horspath Driftway and the Co-op store in Grove.

Each ramraid saw a stolen Land Rover used to try to smash the cash point from the wall. 

However, police have not officially said this crime is linked to the other attempts.