Vandals have damaged a defibrillator in a north-east town.
The life-saving equipment in Stonehaven’s Market square was vandalised at some point between Thursday July 5 and Friday July 6.
Spare pads for the machine were also taken, which, according to police is still available for the public to use and is being stored within the Market Arms bar.
Sergeant Mark Conner said: “I’m astounded that anyone would go out of their way to vandalise a potentially life-saving piece of equipment. It is completely mindless and inexcusable and certainly will not be tolerated.
“The defibrillator is thankfully still available for public use and is currently stored within the Market Arms bar.
Police area appealing for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact them on 101.