A WHITTLE-LE-WOODS motorist suffered heartache when his £26,000 car was stolen eight hours after buying it and picking it up.

Jack Mather, 23, was looking forward to driving his new BMW M140 on Sunday morning but instead he was devastated to wake up to find it was stolen from the estate off Foxglove Drive.

His mum’s blue Ford Fiesta with a registration plate of CA65TRV was also taken.

He said: “I am just so gutted that someone would steal my new car as I had only just bought it and it made me feel so low

“I have been saving up for a nice car since I was 16 when I got my first job.

“We cannot believe that someone broke into our house and we did not hear them. They have forced the on the conservatory and the windows.

“We have seen some neighbours’ CCTV and it shows that the cars were taken between 3.45am and 3.50am.

“We are also looking for more people in the area who may have seen the cars to get in contact with the police.

“I think all they wanted was my car and my mum’s was a bonus one to get away with.

“I just don’t know why they would steal ours.”

The former Runshaw College student is trying to find alternative transport to get to his job as an engineer in Northwich.

He said: “I may have to hire a car or rely on one of my friends who has a spare car I can use just for a few weeks until I get sorted. To get public transport to Northwich will take hours.

“After my car being stolen it has put me off buying a new one that is like a sports car.

“I may just go for an under-the-radar car and not get such a stylish car.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We were called to an address in Whittle-le-Woods to reports that a house had been broken into and two cars have been stolen.

“If anyone has any information about the incident they should call 101 and use the log number 0394 of January 13.”