A WITNESS appeal has been launched after cruel thief stole a family’s Christmas presents out of a car in Blacon on boxing day.

The goods were taken from the car parked on a drive in Durham Road, Blacon.

The expensive gifts included Victoria Beckham perfume, Jack Wills clothing and bag, Ruby and Milly make-up brushes, two packs of Arran tights, three perfume and make-up gift sets, a black Toshiba Notebook, a Super Dry green hoody and a Super Dry purple jumper. Three large joints of beef and groceries were also taken.

Police Community Support Officer Samantha Holding said: “The loss of these presents has caused the family a lot of distress and we would like to hear from anyone who has been offered goods like these under suspicious circumstances.

“We would also like anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Durham Road area at about 5.20pm on Boxing Day to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call the Cheshire Police Information Line, 0845 4580000 or you can leave information anonymously on the Crimestoppers line 0800 555111.