£80k sports car stolen from house in Billinge

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Detectives are hunting robbers who stole a high-powered sports car after breaking into a house in Billinge.

Raiders forced their way into a house on Birchley Road overnight between Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.

They stole the keys to a black Audi S8 before speeding off in the £80,000 marque vehicle.

However, the car was fitted with a tracking device which meant officers were able to follow the car to Appleton Grove in Pemberton, Wigan, where it was recovered a short time later.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have saw any suspicious activity around this address or who saw the car being dumped in the Wigan area to get in contact.

A force spokesman said: “Officers are also taking this opportunity to remind homeowners in the area to keep car keys out of sight, if car-owners have garages – use them and if you do park on your drive, then close the gates or leave an obstruction in the way, such as a wheelie bin.

“Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 6882 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”