A dad has been left "terrified" after thieves broke into his house while he and his children were asleep upstairs before driving away with his £80,000 BMW. 

Company director Yasin Ibrahim woke up early on Tuesday, February 27 and found he could not find the keys to his house on Devonshire Road, Heaton.

And after he went outside he was devastated to see his new BMW X5, which he only bought two months ago, was gone

When a police forensics officer visited his home he was shocked to learn that thieves had gained entry to the property through the rear and got the keys before leaving with the car.

While they entered the home, Mr Ibrahim, 33, and his two children, aged eight months and three, were asleep in the home.

A tracker was attached to the vehicle which was active at 1.59am but had later been disabled.

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Mr Ibrahim put an appeal for information out on social media and has received contradictory calls suggesting that the car is in Bolton or Halifax and that it has been ordered to be "chopped up".

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He said: "I find it terrifying that they came into my house while my children were asleep.

"My heart was in the car, I got it custom build.

"I have worked since i was 16, I run my own company and I commute to Liverpool every day.

"I thought why not treat myself.

"I waited four months to get it and within two months it had gone.

"I can replace the car but they were in my house with my kids here."

If you have any information contact police on 101 quoting reference number 479 of February 27 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.