“Mindless” yobs who smeared paint on equipment at two Aberdeen play parks have cost taxpayers £1,000 in repair costs.
Police say the damage has cost Aberdeen City Council that amount in repairs.
In the first incident, white gloss was spread on the inside of a wooden log cabin climbing frame at Beech Road, Aberdeen, at some point between May 24 and June 4.
Images of the damage show the paint was put along two seating areas, a post, the walls and the floor. Graffiti has also been written around the cabin.
In a separate incident, vandals daubed white emulsion paint on a climbing frame and other play equipment at Cairncry Community Centre play area some time between May 28 and June 8.
The paint was spread on to eight stepping stones and appeared to have been poured down two slides.
Police Scotland has just released details of the two vandal attacks and is appealing for witnesses to get in touch.
PC Aaron Scoular, of Mastrick police station, said: “Vandalism to children’s play parks is ompletely mindless and is both costly and inconvenient to repair.
“I would urge anyone with information and who witnessed these incidents to contact police on 101 using reference number CF0139950618. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Councillor Gordon Graham, who represents Northfield, where the Beech Road play area is, said: “It is such a shame that this has happened.
“Who in their right mind would want to damage a kids’ play area in this way?
“I just cannot understand what pleasure the vandals who did this would get from such a mindless act.
“I would join police in appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious on the days that this may have happened to contact police with what they know.”