Edinburgh crime: Mum devastated after Corsa cannibals strike in Ratho village

Corsa cannibals strike in quiet village outside Edinburgh

A mum has spoken of her anger after discovering Corsa Cannibals ripped apart her vehicle overnight. Hayley Grady and her husband Andrew woke up on Friday morning (January 6) to find their Vauxhall Corsa D, parked outside their home, has had its window smashed and entire front removed by silent criminals.

The 38-year-old said: "We went to bed about midnight, my husband got up this morning to go to work at about 6.45am, the total front end of the car’s totally gone. None of the neighbours, nobody heard anything. It’s making me feel ill they were so close to the houses, it makes me feel unsafe.

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"Our eldest son has Crohn’s disease, we need the car to get to hospital. It’s making us so angry to think somebody could just come and do that, they don’t care what impact they have on people’s lives."

Corsa Cannibals struck in Ratho village outside Edinburgh on Thursday night (Photos: Hayley Grady)

The considerable damage done to the vehicle, Mr Grady’s means of getting to work, won’t be a quick fix, she said. “I want to let people know because we are a small village, it’s really quiet in the evenings. Who’s to say they aren’t going to come back?

“This criminal-minded person obviously doesn’t care. It’s only just going to keep happening. They’re probably laughing because they know they are getting away with it.”

It comes after reports of a similar incident in Pinkhill, Corstorphine, on New Year’s Eve. And, in September 2022, vehicles were targeted in Livingston and Fife. Police Scotland said enquiries into the Ratho incident are at a very early stage.