Sentence deferred on woman caught on film attacking cars

Woman appears after being caught on camera damaging cars
Woman appears after being caught on camera damaging cars

SENTENCE HAS BEEN deferred on the woman who inexplicably attacked three cars causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Hazel Innes appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday facing charges after her crime was captured on a CCTV camera and the resulting footage posted online with an appeal for information.

Within hours police at identified Innes, a dog walker, from the footage and she was arrested.

When the 44-year-old appeared in court she admitted damaging the cars by running a hard object along their bodywork in Seaview Road, Buckie and nearby James Street in the Moray town.

One of her victims, Shona Coull, had had put in place a CCTV camera after previously having been a victim of vandals. It was a short clip capture by that which led to Innes facing the court on Thursday.

Mrs Coull said that her car had suffered damage that cost £960 to repair with all four panels on the nearside body scratched. Another owner from James Street said his car repairs cost £1200 and a third, also on James Street, faced a bill of £1100.

Innes’ solicitor Matthew O’Neil asked for background reports to be prepared with Sheriff Chris Dickson agreeing and deferring sentence until May 19.