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Up to 130 sets of car keys have been stolen from a long-stay carpark near Manchester Airport. Four cars were also taken, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

Police have said the true number of car owners affected is not yet fully known as the majority of the vehicles’ owners are still on holiday.

The car park – owner by a company called Car Park Manchester – has no official affiliation with Manchester Airport.

One of the affected owners, Cheryl Wilden, revealed she had discovered her sister’s car keys had been stolen after the pair returned from holiday. They were forced to retrieve the car’s spare set of keys from Wakefield in West Yorkshire, they were then taken by car-park staff to a muddy field where the car had been left.

“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 was also informed his keys had been stolen. However, he praised the car park’s staff for the way they handled the situation.

“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,” he said.

“I’d like to thank the owners of the car park for assisting me with the issue to their best ability.”

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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