DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a Wirral Post Office.

It is believed the premises in Park Road North, Birkenhead, were broken into sometime between 1pm on Saturday, when staff left it secure, and 8.30am on Monday when employees arrived to open up for business.

It is thought thieves broke in through the neighbouring property and damaged a cash machine inside the branch to steal a large amount of cash.

Both buildings were cordoned-off to allow crime scene investigators to forensically examine them and the owners of both premises have been informed.

Call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.