An Aberdeen man today appealed for witnesses to come forward after his car was left smashed up in a hit and run.
James Gardiner’s Ford Mondeo was struck by another vehicle early on Saturday morning.
The 37-year-old, who had only had the car for two months, said he was gutted to discover it was damaged on Auchinyell Road in the Garthdee area.
There was debris left on the road where the car was struck.
James, a car body shop worker, from Garthdee, said: “I’m just gutted that this has happened and I’ve only had the car two months.
“It happened at around 6am, I had taken my dog out and I saw some bits of car on the ground and thought that someone hit my wing mirror. I then saw more and when I walked round I saw the full damage.
“It must have not long happened and I think it might have spooked my dog, Spikey, at the time.
“I originally thought a bus hit my car but it would have been too early for them.
“It has been mainly rubber left on my car rather than paint.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said they had received reports of the incident at Auchinyell Road and were investigating after a vehicle failed to stop.
James, a dad of one, has urged anyone who may have heard or seen anything to get in touch with officers.
He added: “If anyone in the Garthdee area heard anything about it, or may have seen it, please get in touch with police.
“Someone must have heard something or may even know who did it and I’m hoping they can get in touch with police. The whole thing has caused some issues as it has been quite a bit of inconvenience not being able to use my car.
“I use my car every day to get to and from work and I also use it to help my daughter Marie to get to clubs.”