Dis­abled man be­lieves he is be­ing tar­geted by an­noyed mo­torists

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A DIS­ABLED Dundee man be­lieves he is be­ing tar­geted by “speed­ing mo­torists” who ob­ject to him park­ing by the road­side near his home.

Broughty Ferry res­i­dent Alas­tair McLean says he has been forced to park at the op­po­site side of the road on Strath­more Street be­cause an “un­nec­es­sar­ily large” bus stop takes up more than six spa­ces out­side his house.

But since do­ing so, the 59-year-old has been in­un­dated with an­gry notes.

He now be­lieves his car was de­lib­er­ately “keyed”.

Mr McLean has ar­ranged for CCTV to be set up to guard against any fu­ture in­ci­dents.

The blue badge holder has also sug­gested the bus stop should be re­duced in size.

This would make it more likely for him to have a dis­abled park­ing bay in­stalled on his own side of the road – avoid­ing the risk of more con­fronta­tions.

Mr McLean said he was do­ing no wrong by park­ing op­po­site the bus stop.

He said: “Peo­ple sound their horns when I’m park­ing up there but I can’t park out­side my house and I need to be quite close be­cause of my dis­abil­ity.

“They get an­noyed be­cause they may have to wait for traf­fic to pass and they can’t travel as fast down the street.”

He added: “One so­lu­tion is to have the bus stop re­duced in size and have a dis­abled bay put in.”

Ferry coun­cil­lor Craig Dun­can said: “I have ar­ranged to meet the res­i­dent to dis­cuss the is­sue.”

A spokesman for Po­lice Scot­land said: “Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a van­dal­ism to a black Vaux­hall Mokka car on Strath­more Street, Broughty Ferry, be­tween 7pm on Wed­nes­day and 11am on Thurs­day.

“The car was dam­aged by a sharp i mple­ment be­ing used to scratch the side of it.”

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