A pregnant Dundee woman has hit out after yobs “jumped all over” her car, causing £1,000 of damage just weeks before she is due to give birth.
Lynsey Alexander is currently on maternity leave – eagerly anticipating the arrival of her and partner Jayson’s second child.
However, the couple’s plans have been disrupted after their family car – a red Vauxhall Corsa – was targeted by youths during the night, leaving them potentially having to fork out £1,000 on repairs.
The car was one of a number of vehicles parked on Charleston Drive to be vandalised.
Lynsey said: “You get trouble everywhere but I said only recently that we hadn’t had any bother and we have been here for five years.
“It wasn’t only our car – there were a few cars targeted.
“We don’t really want to be dealing with something like this. Both of us work full-time, we have bills to pay and, with the baby on the way, expenses are really tight just now.
“I think it was probably young people because the schools are on holiday.
“I don’t know if we will be able to get anything that will help with the cost but at least if someone is charged it could stop them doing it to someone else.
“The car might have belonged to an elderly person or a disabled person – people just don’t think about the impact.”
She added: “We have a toddler and another baby on the way – we need the car to get around.
“We have worked hard to get a car and now someone has done this.”
Lynsey said the couple had been quoted £1,000 to have the damage repaired. She now has to decide whether to claim from her insurance company and risk higher premiums or to pay for the repairs herself.
Lynsey said she hoped people in the area might have information which could help police catch the culprits.
Her Facebook post appealing for information was shared more than 400 times in a matter of hours.
She said: “Everyone knows everyone in Menzieshill so I shared a post online about it. I didn’t think that so many people would respond.
“It will be worth it if it means they take extra care to make sure it doesn’t happen to them – or if it stops the people doing it again.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed they had launched an investigation following the incident.
She said: “We are carrying out inquiries after cars were vandalised in the area.
“Anyone with any information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 4981 of July 9.”