A retailer is waiting to find out the future of her store front and is fearing for her personal security after the removal of her ATM.

Razia Motala, of Copy Nook Newsagents in Manchester, was offered a single metal sheet by ATM supplier Cashzone to cover the space left by the cash machine.

Ms Motala lives above her store and fears customers will be deterred from shopping and her safety compromised if the window and shutters in place before the machine was installed are not restored.

The NFRN is lobbying Cashzone to rethink its decision. Head of operations Margaret McCloskey told RN: “Razia quite rightly asks that the same principles be afforded to her in terms of reinstalling the window and contributing to the cost of the shutter… as opposed to Cashzone fixing a metal plate and walking away.”

A spokesperson for Cashzone said: “Unfortunately, we cannot discuss individual contracts in public. However, we are speaking to the customer to find a workable solution.”