A stolen garden ornament of Scots comic strip character Oor Wullie has been returned to its owner.
William Ord, 74, discovered the 2ft figure had been taken from his garden in Inverurie on the weekend of July 28 and 29.
A Grampian Police spokesman said the statue was returned undamaged and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
He said: "We received a call from Mr Ord to confirm he found the statue around the corner from his home while he was walking through the housing estate."
William said he was “heartbroken” when he found out the statue had been taken.
The pensioner had been given the ornament as a 65th birthday present nine years ago.
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