POLICE are on the hunt for a man wanted in connection with stolen cars found in a Great Lever lock up.

Officers found nine stolen vehicles when they swooped on the unit in Hartford House, off Weston Street, Great Lever, on Wednesday, March 5.

A 30-year-old-man called Mark Treppas is now wanted by police in connection with the cars found in the raid — as well as burglaries, thefts of motor vehicles, driving offences and fraud.

Police say he uses aliases Mark Walton, Mark Daniel Treppas, Mark Daniel Walton and Daniel Walton.

He also has links to Great Lever, Deane, Daubhill, Farnworth, Hindley and Atherton.

The Great Lever raid followed an "extensive" investigation into car theft in Bolton.

A motorbike stolen only three days earlier was found, as well as three cars and five engines.

All the vehicles and parts had been stolen in Bolton, something police described as “unusual”, as goods are normally taken further afield.

A grey motorbike recovered was one of three police believe to have been taken from Smethurst Lane in Morris Green on March 2.

Officers also found a blue Fiat Punto car, which they think was taken in November from an address in Melbourne Road, Deane.

They also found a stolen Vauxhall Corsa and a stolen black Renault Clio Sport with false plates.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 8565507 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.