Car smashed after hit-and-run near school

The damage done to Willie Mackie's car after the hit-and-run
The damage done to Willie Mackie's car after the hit-and-run

A Buchan car owner found his vehicle smashed in a hit-and-run near Peterhead Academy in the middle of the afternoon last week.

Willie Mackie left Peterhead Community Centre on Monday 24th August at around 3pm, just 40 minutes before school pupils finished at the nearby school.

He returned to his Vauxhall Passat, parked on Prince Street, to find it punted ‘15 yards forward’ and smashed at the back; causing £2,500 worth of damage.

Mr Mackie told the Buchanie about the incident, saying he was “positively sick, I really like my car”.

He added that it was particularly alarming that reckless driving happened at that time and place.

“It’s worrying because it was very close to the time the school pupils get out,” he said.

There was nobody injured at the scene, but there was no sign of who was responsible for the collision.

CCTV footage from the school grounds is currently being investigated.

Police have appealed for who may have seen a speeding or damaged car in the area at or around that time.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a road traffic collision at the time, our enquiries are ongoing.

“A Vauxhall Passat was damaged following the incident where the other vehicle involved failed to stop.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101.”