Alasdair Morrison at one of the windows smashed by vandals in three attacks.
A DISABLED man’s Inverness home has been targeted by “cowardly” vandals three times in one week.
And the last attack, which took place on Sunday, involved a solid plant pot filled with earth being launched through his street-facing window and landing in Mr Morrison’s living room.
Mr Morrison, who suffers from diabetes, a heart condition and has problems with his back after an accident involving a tractor when he was just 16 which left him unable to walk for a year, told the Highland News that he had not been able to sleep since the first attack.
He said: “It’s absolutely cowardly of whoever is doing this. I am a disabled man, and I just want to keep myself to myself. I haven’t been able to sleep at night since it’s happened, because I am waiting to see if something worse will happen.
“The other day I went for a sleep during the day from 2pm in the afternoon until 8pm, because I had been wide awake at night.
“I am originally from South Uist, but I have lived here for 11 years and I like it. But I’m all on my own, and since my brother passed away, I don’t have any family here. So I’ve been keeping the chain tied on my door. It’s a cowardly and nasty attack.”
Mr Morrison said the first time his window was broken was June 19.
He said: “The first time it happened on the Tuesday I was lying in my bed and the TV was on. I heard a bang but I didn’t bother as it was outside. I came through in the morning and saw a stone had been launched through my window.”
Mr Morrison telephoned the police as soon as he discovered it.
Another of the smashed windows.
He said: “The police were very good to me, they came round straight away. I didn’t know at that point what happened and if it was just random.”
However last Thursday a second attack happened, this time on his other living room window.
He said: “I again was lying in my bed when I heard it happen. I got up straight away and this time it was a large stone. I went out to see if I could see who had done it, but I didn’t see anything. I called the police again.”
However, the third attack which took place on Sunday left Mr Morrison living in fear.
He said: “I heard the huge noise and when I went through I saw a huge plant pot had been put through the second window again. What a mess it made all over my living room, there was muck everywhere.
“I called the police and again they came straight away, they even offered to clear the mess up, but I said it was okay and it would pass a bit of time and I would do it.
“The plant pot has been the most nasty. It’s not very nice and I can’t settle at all. I don’t know what is next.”
Mr Morrison told the HN he believed it could be someone local, as the plant pot was too large to be dragged far.
He said: “I think it was someone around here, it’s such a heavy pot. But I don’t know who has done this, and I hope the police find out who it is.”
Northern Constabulary are investigating the case and have appealed for any witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspicious in the area on the three nights in question.
Anyone with information relating to these incidents can contact police on 01463 715555 or confidentially via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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