An artist left devastated after her First World War memorial was smashed up by vandals has praised north-east residents for their support.
Police have appealed for help catching yobs who vandalised the ceramic sculpture in the memorial garden at Dalls Lane, Brechin, hours after it was unveiled for Remembrance Sunday.
The artwork was made by sculptor Karen Elliot who has now launched a campaign to raise £7,000 to fund a replacement.
Ms Elliot said: “I have never cried as much as I have over the last few days. I was so shocked someone could vandalise the memorial. I was devastated.
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“But since then, the support I’ve received from people in the north-east has been absolutely overwhelming.
“People have donated between £5 and £50 each and I’ve had people getting in touch from Canada and South Africa to help.
“The support has been great.”