A North-east cafe has been broken into and a well-known piece of art damaged.
Items were stolen from the Kelpie Cafe in the grounds of Banff Castle at some point between 4pm yesterday and 8.20am today.
Images on social media show extensive damage to the painting – known as ‘McPherson’s Hanging’.
Pc Graeme Smith, of Banff community policing team, said: “During this incident, a window was smashed and unfortunately a large mural which has significant local interest has been damaged.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 using reference number CF0003370118.”