Green liquid is poured over Leicester councillor Barbara Potter's car
Vandals have wrecked a city councillor's car by slashing its soft top roof and covering it in a green fluid.
Barbara Potter believes she may have been targeted after featuring in the media singing a Grease karaoke duet with Leicester East MP Keith Vaz.
Her yellow Peugeot 106 was badly damaged in the early hours of yesterday, when it was parked outside her home in Netherhall, Leicester.
The £2,000 car was left on the drive at about 12.30am. Councillor Potter discovered the damage when she got up to take her son, Matt, to work at 5.30am.
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"Someone has taken a knife to the roof and slashed it open," she said. "It looks like it's been done with a Stanley knife.
"They have poured about a gallon of something, I'm not sure what, over the inside.
"It's everywhere and it seems corrosive. I think it's a mixture of paint and paint stripper.
"There was a lot of the fluid inside. If you put your foot in it, it would come up to your ankle." Coun Potter, the city council Labour group chief whip, said she had been left "absolutely devastated" by the attack.
"I think it's just jealousy – somebody has seen me singing in the pub on Friday and they've decided to have a go at me," she said.
"It looks like they have broken the gate climbing over to get in.
"All I'm trying to do is work for the good of people in this area and something like this happens. It does make you feel vulnerable."
It is not the first time Coun Potter has had a car vandalised.
She bought the Peugeot about two years ago after her previous vehicle was trashed in the car park of Tesco, in Hamilton.
Police said they were investigating a report of criminal damage to a car in Winslow Green, Netherhall, in the early hours of yesterday.
A police spokesman said it was believed paint had been poured over the car.
Anyone with information is urged to ring Pc Karen Welford on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555111.