An Aberdeen man has denied breaking into a city art gallery and stealing tools.
James Mutch is accused of breaking into the council-owned Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill on January 8 2017 and stealing a quantity of tools.
And the 46-year-old is further alleged to have maliciously damaged a jacket, a pair of overalls, a hard hat, a pair of boots and a mug using a knife or a similar instrument.
Mutch, who was represented at Aberdeen Sheriff Court by solicitor Peter Keene, denies both charges against him.
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Sheriff Robert McDonald fixed a further preliminary hearing for later this month.
Mutch, whose address was given in court papers as Gillahill Place in Aberdeen, had his attendance excused from the next hearing.