A warning has been issued after a lifebelt was found vandalised at a North-east beach.
The rescue device, which was hauled from its railings at Fraserburgh Beach, was found discarded and dumped on the promenade.
The incident at the weekend has now sparked a call to action from the port’s safety group.
Brian Topping, the group’s chairman, branded the vandalism as “disgusting” and appealed for anyone who may know those responsible to come forward.
He said: “This isn’t the first time this has happened, and we’ve had to get them fixed or replaced before.
“It’s an absolute disgrace.”