Callous thugs smashed a disabled Scot's car and stole his blue badge in Edinburgh.

The man suffers from neurofibromatosis type 1, which causes severe pain in the legs and affects balance and the ability to walk.

He has told how a neighbour came to his door at 9am on Monday to inform him that his car had been smashed, reports Edinburgh Live.

The Elgin Terrace resident was stunned to see that the badge he used for parking had been snatched - and now he's warning locals to be vigilant and report it if anyone tried to sell them a blue badge.

He said: "A neighbour came to my door at about 9am to tell me the car had been broken into.

"I have spoken to a few people and nobody heard anything.

"As it took a long time to actually receive the badge after it was awarded, and I got a ticket while waiting for it. I could do without the long wait again.

"I have neurofibromatosis type 1, I get a lot of pain in my legs and find it hard to walk because of this and balance issues.

"I was having to park much further away than I'd like, often the walk to and from the car would because me a lot of pain, or I would pay to park but I can't afford that."

Police Scotland has been approached for comment.

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