Six teenagers have been charged over reports of vandalism and general antisocial behaviour in an Aberdeenshire village.
Officers confirmed that three boys and three girls aged between 12 and 15 years old were charged in connection to alleged vandalisms of public toilets in Aboyne.
The three boys were also charged with alleged threatening and abusive behaviour towards members of the public.
One of the girls, aged 13, has also been charged in connection to a theft.
Inspector Keith Greig, Banchory Police Station, said: “These incidents resulted in the closure of public facilities and Aberdeenshire Council will incur cost to repair.
“I am pleased that those who have been identified have rightly been charged and reports will now be submitted to the Youth Justice Management Unit and referrals made to partner agencies.
“It is really disappointing that this has happened and it has caused much concern in the local community.
“Anti-social and abusive behaviour will simply not be tolerated. I would like to thank those who assisted police with their enquiries and can reassure the community that incidents of this type will be investigated thoroughly and those responsible held to account.”