A MOTORIST IS appealing for help after a round of golf in Lossiemouth ended with his facing a car repair bill of around £1000.
Elgin man Michael Slessor parked his prized grey 2013 limited edition Vauxhall Corsa on the road outside the Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth on Wednesday.
However, when he returned to his car he discovered severe damage to the driver’s side door – with the culprit long gone without leaving any details.
InsideMoray reader Alison Slessor said that her son has reported the matter to the police – but without any witness evidence they do not hold out much hope of identifying the culprit.
Alison said: “It would appear that whoever was responsible tried to wipe away the white paint that came from their own vehicle in an attempt to cover up the incident, so they must have known what they had done.
“Going by the way the Corsa was damaged it is likely that the vehicle that hit it was a high van, perhaps a commercial vehicle – it must also have suffered some damage.
“I’m hoping that perhaps an insideMoray reader who was in the area on Wednesday might have spotted this incident, perhaps the culprit stopping and inspecting the damage before making off.
“Any information they could provide would be helpful, it really is sad that someone would do this and make off leaving the victim with a hefty bill to pay.”
Mr Slessor’s car was parked directly opposite the Stotfield Hotel when it was struck at a spot known by locals to be particularly tight for passing traffic.
Anyone who believes they may be able to help is asked to contact Mr Slessor on 07731 747000 or call the police on the non-emergency 101 number.