A man was attacked at the side of a busy north-east road, sparking a police appeal.
The 36-year-old man was standing by the A98 between Portsoy and Macduff when he was assaulted by two men who were in a small white car at 8pm on Friday.
Police said the man was not injured during the incident but he had been left upset by his ordeal.
Investigating officer PC Logan Masson, of the Banff Community Policing Team, said: “The road would have been relatively busy at that time of night.
“It is understood a number of drivers may have witnessed the altercation.
“I would ask anyone who saw this or who has dash cam footage from this incident, to get in touch with us on 101 quoting reference 4148 of August 24.
“Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”