A POPULAR Worcestershire Christmas attraction was targeted by a gang of ram raiding thugs.

Webbs Garden Centre in Worcester Road, Wychbold, Droitwich, was struck by at least four offenders who used a stolen vehicle to force their way into the site to gain access to a cash machine.

But the machine was empty.

The stolen Hilux vehicle from the Tewkesbury area was left at the scene.

The crime took place at about 11.30pm on Tuesday, November 28.

The garden centre's main doors have been replaced with temporary doors and visitors were being asked to use an alternative door this morning.

A Webbs spokesman said: "We can confirm there was an attempted break in at Webbs, Wychbold, on the evening of November 28.

"We are fully open as usual - the main store, our Christmas ice rink, grotto and all of our other on-site shops are unaffected by the incident.

"We look forward to helping all of our customers enjoy the lead up to Christmas.”

West Mercia Police said enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting incident 0845-S of November 28.