Teen charged after 20 cars vandalised in North-east

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after 20 cars were vandalised in the North-east.

Eleven vehicles in Stonehaven were damaged between April 19 and April 24.

And nine vehicles in Inverbervie were vandalised between April 30 and May 1.

Pc Kevin Ritchie from the North East’s Divisional Alcohol and Violence Reduction Unit said: “Incidents of vandalism can cause a great deal of anxiety in local communities, especially for those directly involved who not only carry the additional burden of paying for repairs, but also the associated inconvenience and annoyance.

“We are absolutely committed to identifying those responsible and will work with partner agencies to ensure culprits are held accountable for their actions.

“I would like to thank the general public for their assistance during this protracted investigation.”

The teenager was charged on yesterday and will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit.