A pensioner woke up to discover a car in his front garden after a man crashed a suspected stolen vehicle in Aberdeen.
Laurence Maher, 77, was shocked at the mess that had been left outside his home on Marchburn Road when a man smashed a grey Mazda into a lamppost and parked car before ploughing into a garden.
The driver then fled the scene, leaving the devastation in his wake. He is believed to have stolen the vehicle before the accident, shortly after midnight on Wednesday.
Mr Maher’s fence has been destroyed, while there is also damaged to his lawn area.
Mr Maher, who has lived in the area for around 25 years, was woken by his grandson who told him his garden had been wrecked.
The pensioner said the incident could have been a lot worse.
He said: “My wife and I were in bed and our grandson came in to tell us.
“The fence has been demolished and the lamppost between the two houses landed along the pavement.
“We were angry because anything could have happened. I could have been walking into my house when the car crashed.
“I was shocked in the morning when, in the daylight, I saw what had happened.
“You don’t expect this to happen.
“It could have come straight up to the door and hit the house.
“Luckily it didn’t.”
Mr Maher is hoping the culprit is brought to justice.
“Hopefully the police can catch the person,” he said.
“The body of the car was sprayed across the garden.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Nobody has been charged but we are continuing to carry out inquiries.
“Damage has been sustained to a parked vehicle and a lamppost.
“The council had to attend in relation to the lamppost.
“The accident hasn’t been reported by the driver of the vehicle.
“We believe the vehicle was potentially stolen. It hit a lamppost before colliding with a parked vehicle and coming to rest in a garden.
“We believe it was a male driver involved.”