A CAR was stolen last night from outside a house in Heaton with sightings of a group of three men approaching the vehicle in an old white van reported by residents.

A grey Ford Fiesta was taken from outside an address on Sixth Avenue and neighbours believe it happened at around 10.40pm.

The vehicle's registration plate is EU65 YVZ.

CCTV footage shows two men approaching the car before one of them breaks into it and gets the vehicle started in less than three minutes.

When the car thief gets the engine going his accomplice runs out of sight, believed to be towards a white van driven by a third man, and the Fiesta leaves the scene.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating.

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A force spokesman said: "Police were called at around 6.45am on Friday to a report of a theft of a motor vehicle overnight from an address on Sixth Avenue, Bolton.

"No arrests have been made and initial enquiries are ongoing."

If you have any information contact police on 101 quoting incident number 418 of February 12.

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