REMNANTS of a cash machine lay littered over Burnham-on-Sea's High Street after it was 'deliberately' attacked by thieves. 

Thieves smashed the machine at the junction of Adam Street and High Street at around 4am today (November 14).

Police have closed off the junction and have launched an investigation into the incident. 

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police, said: "We are at the scene  while forensic investigators examine the area.

"An investigation is now underway."

Firefighters attended the incident after police reported there was a fire in the cash machine. 

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "On arrival the crew found a free-standing cash machine had been involved in fire.

"They used a carbon dioxide extinguisher to deal with the remaining hotspots.

"Police were also on scene, so crews assisted them with preserving the scene.

"It is believed the fire was started deliberately."

It is not yet known how much money was stolen or how the cash machine was set alight. 

If you have any information  call 101 and quote log number 0074.