Burglary attempt fails

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INTRUDERS escaped empty-handed after breaking into a Wigan post office.

Police were called to the outlet in Miles Lane, Appley Bridge, after the raiders smashed the front door and attempted to burn the cash machine hatch.

They were unsuccessful and no money was taken.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The attempted burglary took place sometime between midnight and 3.45am on Wednesday.

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 1722 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.