A FAMILY has been left devastated after thieves ‘ransacked’ their new home days before they planned to move in.

Imran Amir has been preparing his new home in Openshaw Drive, Blackburn ahead of moving in with his wife and two children this weekend.

But before the family could move in thieves stole more than £5,000 of items from the house in the early hours Wednesday.

Kitchen appliances, a hoover, televisions, amplifiers, a surround cinema surround sound system and a games console were all taken by thieves.

The family said the thieves broke in after smashing the conservatory door while nobody was home.

The family captured footage of the incident on CCTV and hope to catch the thieves responsible.

Mr Amir, 35, said: “It’s just despicable.

“The glass has been smashed to smithereens.

“They literally ransacked everything.

“We’ve all been really shook up about the whole thing.

“It’s upsetting to say the least.

“My kids are terrified, nobody would like it someone coming in and going through all your stuff.

“I’ve never experienced anything like this before in my life.

“I’ve never hurt anyone, I just keep myself to myself.

“I’ve been looking over my shoulder every couple of minutes, anytime I hear any little noise.”

Mr Amir and his family had been at his mothers house to celebrate his sons 14th birthday when the break-in happened.

The project manager at BT had been living at the house to prepare it for the family moving in at the weekend.

The move has now been put back several weeks and has left his children, age 14 and six, ‘scared to move in’.

They were told about the break-in by builders working at the house the following morning.

Police are now appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

A spokesman said: “Investigations are still on-going at this stage and we want to hear from anyone who might know anything or who may have seen something to call us on 101 quoiting leg reference LC-2017-1206-0293.