Demolition teams moved in to knock down the home of an eighty year old woman in Dumfries today.
Vida Paul's property on Brooms Road fell into disrepair after a fire in 2009.
Neighbours complained it had become a blot on the landscape.
Mrs Paul says she is heartbroken that the local council has now destroyed the place she called home for more than 30 years.
Ryan Dollard reports:
This report features Vida Paul and Dr Ken Donnan.
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