Hunt for ‘Scottish Tony’ and woman wanted after Bispham SPAR ATM explosion

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Explosives were used during an attempted burglary of a cash machine in Bispham

 

Lancashire Constabulary are chasing John O’Brian and Toni Butcher.
Lancashire Constabulary are chasing John O’Brian and Toni Butcher.

Police are hunting two people after explosives were during an attempted raid of a cash machine.

Lancashire Constabulary are appealing for information in order to find a man and woman wanted in connection with the attempted burglary where a cash machine was damaged in Bispham.

Officers were called around 3.50am yesterday (Tuesday, August 17) following an incident in Kincraig Road.

It was reported that an ATM machine at the Spar store had been damaged following a small explosion.

No cash was stolen and the offenders making off from the scene.

Following CCTV enquiries, Lancashire officers are keen to speak to John O’Brian and Toni Butcher, in connection with the offence.

The explosion caused damage to the SPAR building on Kincraig Road
The explosion caused damage to the SPAR building on Kincraig Road (Image: BplBible)

Detective Constable Paul Edmondson, of Blackpool Police, said: “O’Brian and Butcher are wanted by police in connection with a serious offence.

“A Spar store was left badly damaged during this incident in an attempted burglary. If you have seen either person, or know where they are, please call police immediately on 101 quoting log 0170 of August 17.”

O’Brian has several aliases including Scottish Tony and Ryan Mckeenan.

The 36-year-old, of Portree Road, Bispham, is white, five foot eight inches tall, and has a slim build, he is descrived as having a large, crooked nose.

Butcher, 32, also of Portree Road, is white, five foot eight inches tall, of a medium build with long brown hair and blue eyes.

She may have a red mark around her neck.

Detectives are appealing for information and urging anyone who knows where O’Brian and Butcher are, to come forward.