Police have apologised for breaking down the front door of an Aberdeen teacher’s family home then handcuffing him in front of his children in a case of mistaken identity.
The Press and Journal reported officers swooped on the man’s house, in the Berryden area of the city, in the early hours of Thursday morning.
It is understood they had received an emergency call regarding an intruder.
But, after charging inside the property at around 1am, waking the teacher and his family and placing him in handcuffs, officers realised they were at the incorrect address and released the wrongly-accused suspect.
They have since apologised in person and offered the family compensation to repair the damage to their home.