A nurse was left distraught after finding a malicious note on her windscreen following a 12-hour shift.

The nurse, who has not been named, discovered the note on her car on Friday morning.

Stoke-on-Trent Live reports it was left the day after people around the UK took to their doorsteps to applaud health workers on the frontline of the coronavirus battle.

The note said: "How f*cking stupid and dangerouse (sic) parking here, do it again you will be sorry!!!!"

The nurse said that she has been struggling to get a parking space whenever she returns home since no-one else is using their cars while in lockdown.

After finding the note, she decided to write a response which was posted through all doors in her street.

She wrote: "Whilst most people were out clapping for the NHS, you were writing this.

"I am a nurse and working long hours in a very stressful time. Please choose your words wisely.

"Every evening I have arrived home from work his week there has been nowhere for me to park as most people were staying at home.

"This note has been reported, and I ask all my neighbours to please look out for anyone acting suspiciously around my car.

"This not is shameful in any circumstance but even more at a time like this."

She finished the note off with the hashtag #BeKind and posted it through every one of her neighbour's doors.

One neighbour Zoe Lynch, posted the notes on Facebook: "The sweary and threatening note was stuck on the nurse's car after she had got home and parked after a 12-hour shift.

"When she went to go to work the next morning that was on her windscreen.

"She then went to do another 12-hour shift and wrote up her reply and put them through the doors of every house on Fenpark Road to let us all know how awful it was and ask if we can keep an eye out for her.

"With everything that's going on right now, this is appalling. Parking isn't great on our street, but it never has been!

"To have this put on this wonderful nurse's car when she got home from looking after people just blows my mind."

One woman said: "We have lived on Fenpark Road for 30 years and it has become increasingly difficult to park - sometimes we park in a different street.

"However, this is despicable, for someone to put this note on a hard-working member of the NHS who is already under a lot of stress working 10 or more hours a day then coming home and can't even get anywhere near her home.

"Please can people think before they write such threatening notes."

One man said: "Best of it is, the car itself even has an NHS UHNS parking pass in the window. I went and checked after I saw the read the letter to acquaint myself with the car.

"It is tonight parked safely and securely. I don't know if she or he will read this or not, but if you do, rest assured that you do have some friends in your neighbours in the street."