Convicted cashpoint raiders who launched a series of attacks in south London and Surrey train stations have been sentenced to a combined 42 years in prison.

Andrew Bransome, Malcolm Jervis, Louis Golding, and Martyn Williamson, were sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court for charges of conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property.

The attacks had been carried out over a two year period between March 2014 and May 2016 with the use of angle frinders and a mixture of various gases, which were pumped into the ATMs via the cash dispensing slot and ignited using petrol which caused an explosion.

The men would then gain access to the money inside.

The attacks amounted to the theft of more than £150,000, with damage costing about £50,000.

Several of the explosions were carried out at Weybridge, South Croydon, Wallington, Thornton Heath, Gipsy Hill and Norbury train stations.

The gang, who had been under surveillance for several months, were arrested on May 6 last year.

Bransome, Jervis and Golding were arrested while travelling in a convoy on the A3 in Surrey on their way back from a failed attempt to blow up the ATM at Weybridge station.

Williamson was arrested later that morning at his home in Wallington.

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Weybridge station's ATM after the first attack in March 2014

Bransome, 40, of Lancastrian Road, Wallington, and Golding, 45, of Ray Lodge Road, Woodford Green, plead guilty to conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property. 

Jervis, 53, of Vignoles Road, Romford, plead guilty to conspiracy to burgle and was convicted of conspiracy to cause explosions by a jury. 

Williamson, 44, of Dornford Gardens, Coulsdon, plead guilty to both counts on the first day of the trial on October 31.

Investigating officer DC Gary Beckwith said: "In short this was serious organised criminality committed by professional career criminals over a lengthy period which put the public at serious risk of death or injury, which is reflected by the sentences handed down by the judge."