Holidaymakers' Cars Stolen After Thieves Swipe 130 Sets of Keys From Airport Parking Firm

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by Telegraph Reporters, The Telegraph, August 23, 2017

Holidaymakers using an airport parking service face a bumpy return from their travels after up to 130 sets of customer car keys were stolen.

Police said at least four cars have been taken since the raid at the Car Park Manchester site, which serves Manchester Airport.

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However the full number not known yet because many of the vehicles' owners are still on holiday.

Cheryl Wilden, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, said she found out her sister's car keys had gone missing after the pair returned from a holiday in Barcelona.

She said they had to retrieve a spare set of keys before being taken to where the car had been left in a "muddy field".

They then struggled to drive the new Hyundai out of the site because it was stuck in mud, Ms Wilden said.

"It was horrendous, there were lots of high value cars there. We were quite horrified," she added.

"They eventually had to get the car out for us. It was not pleasant. I'm just absolutely devastated because I booked it."

Matthew Griffiths, who also had his keys stolen, said: "Upon visiting the car park I could see they had a rough time. I was greeted by the most kind and apologetic owner of the business.

"I'd like to thank the owners of the car park for assisting me with the issue to their best ability."

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Car Park Manchester, which is not affiliated with Manchester Airport, said it had reported the August 18 burglary but declined to comment further.

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said: "We would like to remind passengers that the airport offers a wide range of secure, official car parking facilities, and is also well connected via public transport.

"Anyone with any doubts about their car parking can verify it with our customer services team."

 

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