POLICE have praised passersby for helping to thwart an attempted robbery in Boston.
Officers were called to Lloyds TSB in the Market Place shortly after 8am in response to a report that a 56-year-old woman had been attacked at the cash machine.
Members of the public detained a man until police arrived.
Chief insp Phil Vickers said: “Their intervention was very community-spirited and I would like to thank them for their actions.”
A 24-year-old man from High Street in Boston has been charged with attempted robbery and was due to appear at Skegness Magistrates’ Court this morning.