Police have said there was no crime committed following reports of a man approaching a child in a north-east town.
An investigation was launched on Monday following reports a child had been approached by a man in the Whitehall Place area of Insch.
However, after carrying out inquires Police Scotland have “established there was no criminality.”
Sergeant Sandra Crighton has thanked the public for assisting while inquiries were ongoing.
She said: “Any reports of incidents such as as this will be treated seriously and thoroughly investigated.
“Inquiries have been carried out and we can confirm there was no criminilaity.
“We would like to thank the community and members of the public for their assistance while inquiries were carried out.”