A man has appeared in court after a mosque was vandalised in the north-east.
Mark McPherson appeared in private at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday, accused of malicious mischief and breaching his bail conditions.
The 42-year-old, from Elgin, made no plea or declaration during the private hearing and was released on bail.
His appearance comes after swastikas and sexual comments were spray-painted on the walls of the mosque.
The incident was claimed to have happened at about 11pm on Monday.
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The alleged vandalism led to widespread condemnation from local community leaders and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Elgin and District Islamic Mosque leader Lansana Bangura has revealed he will now install a surveillance system at the building which is based on South Street in the town.
Around 80 Muslims from the local community pray at the mosque.