Two more charged over explosive cash machine raids

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The cash machine outside the Premier store in Brockenhurst

A TOTAL of five people have now been charged in connection with a series of explosive raids on cash machines, including one at a Brockenhurst convenience store.

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The New Forest offence in September last year was among 14 at sites across Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey between 14th August 2019 and 19th January this year.

As reported in the A&T, Cameron Chivers (22), of Lydgate Road, Southampton; Colin Golding (24), of Reading Road, Farnborough; and Adam Jones (29), of Little Abshot Road, Fareham, were each charged with conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life.

Since then, the same charges have been made against Jesse Matthews (19), of Coniston Road, Bordon; and David Hughes (29), of Street End Close, Hook.

All five have been remanded in custody pending a date to be fixed at Winchester Crown Court.

The explosion at Brockenhurst took place around 1.25am on 3rd September last year outside the Premier store in Lymington Road. It is run by Cemal Gunduz, who lives above the shop with his family.

The other ATM raids involved shops, banks and a post office in locations including Southampton, Petersfield and Fareham.

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