POLICE have confirmed the locations of the ATM machines targeted by a gang of thieves who have been jailed.

Last week, the Worcester News reported how the gang of five had been jailed for their part in a series of cash machine thefts between June 2017 and September 2018.

It is believed the group stole more than £1,000,000 and caused more than £200,000 worth of damage after they attacked ATMs in Droitwich, Malvern, Bromsgrove, Ludlow, Whitchurch and Tenbury Wells.

The group used specialist cutting equipment, stolen from fire stations, to force entry into stores and attack the cash machines.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police confirmed the Malvern raids happened at Morrison’s in Malvern on Friday, August 24 last year and at Sainsbury’s in Malvern on September 4 last year.

The raid in Droitwich happened on January 24, 2018 at a Spar branch in the town.

Michael Solomon Stubbs, 32, of Asheridge Close, Wednesfield, has been sentenced to six years, eight months.

Noel Anthony Reilly, 39, of Wychall Lane, Birmingham, has been sentenced to seven years, six months

Martin Steadman, 24, of Luce Road, Low Hill, Wolverhampton has been sentenced to seven years, six months.

Mohammed Maneer Khan, 31, of Great Hampton Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton has been sentenced to four years, ten months.

Marcus Burton, 33, of May Farm Close, Hollywood, Birmingham, has been sentenced to five years, ten months.

Serious Crime Prevention orders were also granted against Steadman, Stubbs, Reilly and Burton. These will place a number of restrictions on the defendants when they are released from prison and are designed to protect the public.