Two boys have been charged following a spate of fires at a disused factory in Aberdeen.
The youths, aged 12 and 13, were charged with several counts of wilful fire-raising following a number of incidents at the derelict Broadford Works on Maberley Street.
Grampian Police Constable Andrew Broomfield said such incidences risked the lives of the public and the emergency services.
He said: "What is of particular concern to me is that the Broadford Works has been deemed as unsafe and the raising of fires within significantly increases the potential for widespread destruction to property and indeed injury or death to both members of the public who venture within the works area and any emergency service personnel dealing with incidents such as this."
Colin Westwood from Grampian Fire and Rescue added: "I want to remind the young people of our community that the buildings within the Broadford Works are condemned buildings and it is extremely dangerous to treat the works as a playground.
“It not only places themselves in danger but also members of the fire service and police."
Grampian Police thanked the members of public who assisted with their investigation.
The Broadford Works, which has lain empty since 2004 when Aberdeen textile business Richards closed its doors, has been a frequent target for firebugs.
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