A man has been charged after a digger was used to steal an ATM from a supermarket in Co Antrim.

The men, aged 26 and 43, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal by detectives investigating the theft at the Tesco store.

The PSNI said they received a report of the incident just after 3am yesterday.

The machine was recovered a few kilometres away about half an hour later.

The 43-year-old man was interviewed and released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The 26-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to steal.

He is expected to appear before Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector McCubbin said: "Our investigation into this is ongoing and I continue to appeal to anyone who has any information that can assist us with our inquiries to contact detectives in Antrim."

In a previous statement, Detective Inspector Richard Thornton appealed to owners of heavy plant machinery to secure the vehicles properly to prevent such incidents in the future, and asked the public to be aware of diggers on the roads in the evening or middle of the night.

In November, a man was charged over an attempted ATM theft that caused the collapse of a petrol station roof in Ballynahinch, Co Down.