A BLIND man had his home raided by police by mistake – and was left to pick up the pieces himself.
Jonathon Miller says the botched swoop on his Glasgow house has left him at least £500 out of pocket and forced him to take time off work.
The housing officer says the bungled bust – which left his front door smashed in – could have been avoided with basic checks on his address.
He has lodged a complaint with the force, saying it has caused lasting trauma to his dog and affected his health.
Jonathon, 24, said: “The way it has been handled is totally unacceptable. I’ve been left with the cost and inconvenience of their mistake. It has been very stressful.”
Jonathon – who was born with no irises and is registered blind – moved into his new home with his partner and their puppy Maisie four weeks ago.
Officers raided the property in Springburn at 9am on November 2, looking to arrest a man who had given them his daughter’s old address.
They used a battering ram to break in, leaving Maisie cowering in fear. Jonathon said: “They smashed through the door after I left for work. It was only when they found letters with my name on that they realised it wasn’t adding up. They found out I was the new owner by calling the estate agents on the For Sale sign which was still in the garden.
“My dog was a happy and friendly border collie but now she is very timid. This ordeal has obviously affected her.”
Jonathon received a call to tell him what had happened and was asked to collect keys for his boarded-up door from the police station.
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