BUCKIE VANDALS HAVE prompted an appeal by local police after attacks and thefts where committed in the town last week.
Police say that the incidents on West Cathcart Street were believed to have been committed at some pointed between 9pm on Thursday evening and 6am the following morning.
Windows were broken at Buckie High School which will cost a low four-figure sum to repair while two Citroen vehicles in the area were also badly damaged, again at a cost of at least £1000.
In addition, information is being sought after a break-in in the West Church Street area of the town which is believed to have happened between 10am on Thursday and 10am the following day. Bottles of alcohol were stolen with damage caused coming to several hundred pounds.
Dealing with the case is Constable Linzi Robertson, who said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to come forward and assist police in catching those responsible.
“Inquiries are ongoing and we are keeping an open mind as to links between the crimes.”
The vandalism is the latest in an increasing trend throughout Moray with police reporting a 23% increase in such crimes over the last year, prompting the launch last month of ‘Operation Regard’, which sets out to specifically tackle the issue.
Anyone with information on the latest incidents or any other vandalism in Moray is being asked to contact police on 101 or via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.