THREE would-be thieves in balaclavas fled from a house at high speed in a 'wheel-spinning' car.

The trio ran off from a property in Oak Lane, Wilmslow at around 3.15am on January 1 before jumping into a vehicle.

Attempts had been made to break into the back door of a vehicle.

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Police are now appealing for witnesses.

On social media, a spokesman for Cheshire Police posted: “Three people wearing black balaclavas were seen running from an address on Oak Lane, leaving by wheel-spinning a car towards Racecourse Road.

“A rear door lock was damaged.

“Please review video footage and report any information to the police.”

Anyone with information or video footage should contact Cheshire Police, quoting 23000010524 by calling 101 or visit