Hunt for vehicle after police car smashed up following Aberdeen break-in

A police car has been smashed up following a suspected break-in at a commercial premises on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Glenholme Gardens in Dyce has been cordoned off and the police car and a 4×4 have been damaged.

The police car had several of its windows smashed.

Police remain at the scene.

Police are also hunting for a significantly damaged car that may have been involved in the break-in.

A red VW Golf, with no licence plate and “significant collision damage”, was seen driving erratically in Aberdeen earlier today.

The vehicle, which may now have been abandoned, could be linked to a break-in at a commercial premises, believed to be at the Murcar Industrial Estate.

Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “An area of Glenholme Gardens in Dyce is currently closed following the recovery of a vehicle believed to be linked to an earlier break in to a commercial premises.

“There will be a police presence in this area for the time being whilst investigations are carried out.

“We are particularly keen to trace a red VW Golf which may also have been involved and if anyone knows where it currently is or has seen it this morning I would ask them to get in touch as soon as possible.”

It is understood the red car was not connected to an earlier crash involving a police car.

Anyone that sees the vehicle is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 489 of February 1.