A mum has been left picking glass out of her carpet after police broke open her front door following an apparently malicious tip-off.
Kara Jordan, 40, claimed she had been victimised in a deliberate bid to upset her family.
Officers caved in the front door of her home in Mill o’ Mains on Sunday last week on the basis of the anonymous tip.
They also smashed an adjacent window.
The report police received alleged that Kara was being kept in the property against her will – when she was actually out shopping.
She believes the call was made maliciously by someone with an axe to grind with her or her partner.
She said: “The police said they were sorry and told me I would be compensated – but they left glass everywhere on the carpet.
“My kids are having to walk about with shoes on in the house.
“This was definitely done maliciously. The police said it was an anonymous call.”
Kara added that her factors, Home Group Scotland, had been slow to respond to her request to have the door and window repaired.
The draught coming in through a panel of wood covering the damaged window has forced Kara and her children to sleep on the sofa in her lounge.
Police have apologised to Kara – but say officers who attended “reasonably believed” she could have been in the house and had to act.
A spokesman said: “In the circumstances, the only action open to officers to ensure the immediate safety of that person was to force entry.
“Although not found in the house, the person concerned was subsequently traced safe and well. However, forcing entry to the property was not a mistake, as may be suggested.
“We will remain in contact with the house occupier in relation to any damage caused.”
Home Group Scotland was approached for comment.