Thieves climbed onto a North-east bridge and stole £4,000 worth of lighting used to back charity campaigns.
According to Moray Council, criminals stole the four large lights – worth £1,000 each – from the Elgin Landshut Bridge at some point between March 15 and April 5.
The raid was discovered during a routine inspection of the bridge and was reported to police yesterday.
The industrial pulsar chroma flood 100 LED lights are used to turn the bridge different colours to support awareness days.
In March 2017, the bridge turned different colours to mark the WWF’s annual Earth Hour.
A Moray Council spokesman said: “Engineers inspecting the damage say it is possible the thieves suffered an electric shock when the cables were disconnected.”
“Cables and a security chain were cut through to remove them.
“The theft is being investigated by Police Scotland.”
If you have any information, call police on 101.