THREE men who were arrested over the theft of an ATM in East Yorkshire have all been released on police bail, pending further inquiries.

A JCB was used to smash the ATM and remove it from the wall of the HSBC in South Cave, Brough, south of Market Weighton, last week, in an incident similar to the theft of an ATM in Haxby, York, in January.

Humberside Police said last week they were aware of other similar incidents in the Yorkshire region and were trying to establish whether there were any links to the South Cave incident.

A spokeswoman said yesterday inquiries were continuing with ongoing liaison with other forces in the region.

She appealed to anyone who saw anything suspicious around the South Cave ATM in the days prior to the theft, and about the incident itself, to phone police on 101.

She said two of the men, aged 23 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of theft and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft, taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and possessing a controlled drug, cannabis.

All the men were bailed until a date in May.