An Aberdeen health centre is counting the cost after vandals smashed its back door and pulled down its drain pipes.
Cove Bay Health Centre, on Earns Heugh Road, is working with police following the spate of incidents.
In recent weeks the practice has fallen victim to vandal attacks which have seen a wall and meter storage unit damaged.
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Staff at the health centre issued a statement condemning the culprits and urging members of the public to report any suspicious incidents.
They said: “We are disappointed that our health centre has fallen victim to vandalism and antisocial behaviour again over recent weeks, including our back door being smashed, windows chipped, a wall damaged, the meter storage unit damaged and drain pipes being pulled down.
“Notwithstanding the unnecessary workload and expense this causes, the increasing amounts of litter and mess being left around the surgery outwith working hours makes it unsightly for patients attending the surgery.
“We understand we are not the only local facility affected and are liaising with police.
“We would, however, appeal to the local community to help protect your surgery by reporting anyone hanging around outwith working hours to the police.”
Councillor Stephen Flynn said: “It is so frustrating and disappointing to see that mindless vandals have targeted the health centre – particularly given the really important role that it plays in the lives of so many people living locally.
“This sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable and I would urge anyone who has any information to contact Police Scotland.”
The police could not find any records of these incidents over the recent weeks, however, a spokeswoman urged anyone with information to contact them on 101.