Damage including smashed windows at an Aberdeen nursery has been described as “disgusting”.
The play area at Deeside Family Centre on Girdleness Road in Torry was targeted on Friday.
Police today confirmed a 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the damage, but said officers were appealing for information.
Donna Fraser, 31, discovered the vandalism when she was taking her two-year-old daughter Miley to the nursery yesterday morning.
She said: “I went down to drop off my daughter.
“I found out about the damage from the nursery when I arrived.
“I thought it was absolutely shocking. To think that people would target a nursery is just disgusting.
“Torry is a proper community so for something like this to happen is terrible.
“There has been so much damage done to the nursery – there are smashed windows, toys have been trashed and they’ve ruined the children’s little vegetable garden.
“The staff at the centre are just gutted as well.
“There’s even been wires cut on the roof.
“It’s a place where children come together and play – I have no idea why anyone would do this.”
Councillor Catriona Mackenzie, who represents the city’s Torry and Ferryhill ward, has also slammed those behind the damage.
She said: “I’m absolutely disgusted by images of broken glass and deliberate damage to a children’s play area.
“It’s incredibly irresponsible to cause that kind of damage to somewhere kids spend time playing and learning, and I hope those responsible for the damage are utterly ashamed of themselves.
“If they’re not then they need a serious talking to about how to behave.
“The police take matters like this very seriously, and folk need to understand vandalism is a criminal offence and they can face serious consequences for it.”
Local police sergeant Graeme Smith said: “Our inquiries into this incident are still ongoing and I would urge anyone with information to please contact police on 101 quoting reference number 4409 of May 11.”
He added: “Vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated – especially when it involves mindless damage to a children’s play park.”