An Aberdeen mother has hit out at police after they used a battering ram to force entry into her home, while they were trying to trace a former resident.
Police smashed through Stacey Trim’s front door and went through her belongings while she was out visiting her mum with her nine-year-old daughter.
The 36-year-old said when she returned home and saw police cars she assumed she had been burgled.
But she was angered when the officers told her they were looking for a man she claims she twice told them had moved out more than a year ago.
According to Ms Trim, she swapped homes with the man, who is not known to her, through a council house exchange problem.
But since the move, she claims police have visited her three times looking for the former tenant.
On the most recent visit, Ms Trim says she was told to sit in the living room while police searched through her clothes drawers, washing machine, kitchen cupboards, bedroom and sofa.
She has now complained to the police about what happened and an investigation has been launched into the circumstances.
A police spokeswoman said: “A search warrant was granted and executed on Sunday in Aberdeen as part of a major investigation.
“We have since received a complaint regarding the warrant which we are investigating, and we will respond accordingly to the complainer.”