Six people have been arrested after a cash machine was stolen in a ram raid. 

Emergency services descended on the Tesco Express and Esso garage on Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, in the early hours of this morning. 

Pictures from the scene show a large hole in the front wall of the shop. 

A cash machine was stolen from inside the shop, with Essex Police confirming that six people have been arrested in relation to the theft of the machine. 

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have arrested six people in the Essex area this morning.

"Five men and a woman were arrested on in connection with the theft of cash machines.

"It followed the theft of ATM in the Grays area of Essex in the early hours of Monday, 22 July 2019."