Triple vandalism in Arbroath

James Cameron's hire car scratched on both sides almost front to back.
James Cameron's hire car scratched on both sides almost front to back.

An Arbroath man has been left feeling vulnerable in his own home after being targeted by vandals three times in just over a week.

Well-known medium and charity fund-raiser James Cameron is outraged at the incidents which have damaged both his own car and the hire car meant to replace it.

At some point between 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, and 3 p.m. the next day Mr Cameron’s Nissan Qashquai was attacked outside his home in St Thomas Crescent with what appears to have been a key or similar instrument.

Then on Thursday, October 10, between 11 p.m. and 10.25 a.m. the next morning Mr Cameron’s hire car, a black Vauxhall Astra was vandalised and on Wednesday morning Mr Cameron discovered it had happened again.

Mr Cameron said: “I think it’s deliberate, there are a lot of problems in that street with drugs and undesirables.

“Consequently I’m having to spend £600 to put in cameras and I find it really atrocious that I have to do all that.”

This is not the first time Mr Cameron has been the victim of crime after his home was burgled last year and a sum of money which had been raised for charity was taken.

He said: “I just don’t feel safe in my property, not since I had that break-in. I just don’t feel safe at all, the council has done nothing and the police have not done enough.

“I’m just at my wits end now really.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland Tayside Division confirmed the incidents were under investigation and added: “We would ask for the public’s assistance in tracing whoever is responsible for these incidents. Anyone who has been in the area and who has seen or heard anything suspicious should call Police Scotland on 101 or speak to any officer.”