A suspicious device has been fitted to the cash machine near the post office on Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, police say.

The device is described as silver-coloured metal that fits over the card slot, making it stick out a bit further that usual.

Police say the ATM works as normal but the money does not come out, and the screen then says “Out of Service”.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Please check all ATMs for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary before you use them.

“If you are not happy, don’t use the machine. If you find anything stuck to the machine, please call us on 101 to report it.

“There should be a phone number for the bank or the company that manages it somewhere on the machine too.”

Previous targets by thieves in the Kirklees area include the Co-op ATM point in Peel Street, Marsden, where an elaborate skimming system was attached to it in February and April 2014.

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And in November 2014 the cash machine at the Co-op, Meltham Road, Netherton, was also targeted.

The same month cash machines in the Holme Valley were hit by scammers with a string of at least seven thefts taking place in just three days.