Man in critical condition after 'blowing himself up while trying to raid ATM'

Man in critical condition after 'blowing himself up while trying to raid ATM'
Published: 2018 December 11 19:39:39 (21199 Views)
A man is in critical condition after allegedly accidentally blowing himself up while trying to rob an ATM machine on Thursday night outside a row of shops on Glasgow Road, Clydebank.

CCTV footage showed a man flying backwards from the force of the blast and then collapsing on the ground.

Another man could be seen standing over the man checking to see if he was okay before fleeing the scene.

Debris from the cashpoint was said to be scattered as far as 25 yards away from the blast while nearby shop windows also suffered damage.



A 51-year-old man was found at the scene and taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Police believe the men may have been attempting to steal the ATM at the time.

Speaking after the explosion, detective inspector Fiona Macarthur said: 'Inquiries are at a very early stage to establish the full circumstances and officers are currently examining CCTV as well as speaking to local businesses and residents.

Police say a 48-year-old man has been arrested and is being held in police custody in connection with the incident, which happened at an ATM outside Premier Stores.



Source - Metro

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