Four teenage boys have been accused of starting a fire in Aberdeen.
A 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds have been charged in connection with an alleged wilful fire-raising on Girdleness Road, Torry, on Friday.
The boys are to be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit.
Sergeant Ross Geddes, of the Torry Community Policing Team, said: “Starting fires deliberately can cause catastrophic damage to property, along with serious or potentially fatal injuries.
“We know these sorts of incidents cause both fear and alarm to the local community and we are committed to working with our partners to tackle this sort of antisocial behaviour.”
Sgt Geddes: “I would also urge the community to come forward with information when these incidents happen.
“These incidents impact on everyone living in the local area and the consequences could have been far worse.
“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we all need to work together to stop it from happening again.
“I’d like to thank the public for their support during inquiries and we are committed to continuing to work with them.”