A convenience store in Bradford has fallen victim to a ram raid in the early hours of the night.

Police arrived at McColl's, found at Broadstone Way on the Holme Wood estate, in response to a tip-off just after 2am. 

A bollard has been yanked out from the ground while one side of the shop front is almost entirely knocked through.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Officers attended and found that damage had been caused to the building.

“Enquiries are continuing but nothing is believed to have been taken."

The corner shop has closed up for the day due to damage, according to a sign on the door.

A McColl’s spokesperson said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers is of utmost importance. This incident happened when the store was closed and thankfully, no colleagues were hurt.

"We are working closely with the relevant authorities in response to this incident.”

A Labour councillor for Tong has condemned the crime which he says makes him feel 'stuck for words'.

Cllr Alan Wainwright first saw 'the mess' at 6am in the morning whilst walking his dog.

He said: "These people, they are absolutely desperate. I'm really stuck for words and it's unlike me.

"2 o' clock in the morning, they just come along, they drive on the pavements,  knock concrete posts down. It's just the damage and the distress.

"It could have been worse. At least they didn't get away with it."

The councillor wants to put out an appeal to track the perpetrators down. 

"Somebody knows who they are. We have to put out an appeal for information. 

"That's a way to go forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13190305087, or use www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.