A member of a gang which stole more than £1 million in a series of cash machine raids – including in Whitchurch– was ordered to pay back just £10 in court.

The confiscation order was made against Marcus Burton, 33, at Shrewsbury Crown Court last week.

Hearings under proceeds of crime regulations for the other members of the gang – Martin Steadman, Michael Stubbs, Mahneer Khan and Noel Reilly – were adjourned to November 2.

Judge Peter Barrie was told that Burton had benefitted by £231,488 from his criminal activity, but heard that the defendant had no realisable assets to pay back the monies in full.

During a series of 30 raids the gang raked in about £1,163,450 and caused more than £200,000 damage between June, 2017 and September last year, using stolen cutting equipment for the raids.

In August two years ago the raiders struck at Tesco in White Lion Meadow, in Whitchurch, escaping with more than £50,000.

A string of break-ins followed including at Crossgates Service Station, in Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

During a raid at a store in Malvern a member of the public was attacked when he saw the break-in and a police car was rammed as an officer tried to pursue the thieves.

Cash machines across 10 police force areas including West Mercia, Staffordshire, Avon and Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Thames Valley, Gloucestershire and Derbyshire, were targeted by the raiders.

In April this year Burton, from Birmingham, was jailed for five years and 10 months and Reilly, 39, also from Birmingham, was jailed for seven years and six months.

The other gang members, who are all from Wolverhampton, were also jailed – Steadman, 34, for seven years and six months, Stubbs, 32, for six years and eight months and Khan, 31, for four years and 10 months.