Police apologise to family after breaking down wrong door
Officers made the mistake while responding to an incident in Aberdeen last Thursday.
Police have had to apologise to an Aberdeen family after breaking down the wrong door during a call out.
Officers made the mistake while responding to a report of an intruder within a property in the Berryden area of the city during the early hours of Thursday, March 14.
Police Scotland said the correct address was quickly identified and the incident was dealt with.
Following the blunder, officers visited the family to personally apologise and to make arrangements to repair the damage.
'The residents affected have been visited and given a personal apology for this error, the inconvenience caused and to make arrangements for any necessary repairs'Chief inspector Neil McDonald
Chief inspector Neil McDonald said: "Officers responding to an emergency concern call on Thursday, March 14 in the Berryden area of Aberdeen attended the wrong address.
"The error was quickly realised and the correct address was identified and the call dealt with.
"The residents affected have been visited and given a personal apology for this error, the inconvenience caused and to make arrangements for any necessary repairs.
"Errors such as this are rare in nature however we do not underestimate the impact this would have had.
"We receive and respond to hundreds of calls a day and where a mistake in process has been identified this will be thoroughly reviewed."