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A man has been arrested after a cash machine was blown up in Glasgow.

Police said on Saturday that a 48-year-old man was being held in custody in connection with the incident.

It happened on Thursday night outside a row of shops on Glasgow Road in Clydebank.

A 51-year-old man who was found at the scene remains in a critical condition at Queen Elizabeth University hospital.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

In October thieves blew up a cash machine in a kiosk outside a Matalan store in Darlington. The explosion shook homes more than two miles away and sent debris, including anti-ram raid bollards, flying across the car park.

The thieves escaped with an unspecified amount of cash from the machine.

Last April, a gang of seven men who caused explosions at cash machines around England and Scotland were jailed for a total of 92 years.

The group had stolen more than £550,000 and caused more than £160,000 worth of damage in attacks on ATMs at 13 banks and supermarkets, Merseyside police said.