Patrols have been stepped up at an Aberdeen car park after reports of intravenous drug use.
The move came after a resident raised concerns with MSP Kevin Stewart substances were being injected in the city’s West North Street multi-storey car park beside Seamount Court.
The SNP politician for Aberdeen Central called on the council to look into the matter and police are now working with city wardens to increase patrols in the area.
He said: “I’m pleased the council has responded in a fairly positive manner.
“Residents are rightly concerned and I hope the action the council is intending to take will put a stop to drug usage in that area and help people live peacefully.”
Intravenous drugs include heroin, cocaine and amphetamines.
After inspecting the car park, the Evening Express found drug paraphernalia including packaged spoons as well as bottles of sterile water, which is used to dilute the drugs before injecting them with a syringe.
Both Police Scotland and Aberdeen City Council were unavailable for comment.
Police have been made aware of the issue.