Woman arrested over car vandalism in Buckie

44-year-old arrested after video posted online
44-year-old arrested after video posted online

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and charged a 44-year-old woman in connection with vandal attacks on cars in Buckie.

A white BMW owner faces a bill of almost £1000 when her car was scratched along its door panels – with several other vehicles nearby understood to have suffered the same treatment.

The arrest came after police studied CCTV images posted on social media by car owner Shona Coull, who had cameras installed after a previous vandal attack on her parked car.

Ms Coull, 43, published video images of a woman appearing to attack her car while out walking a dog – within 24 hours the footage was viewed by more than 300,000 people around the world. Ms Coull said: “It was fortunate, in a way, that if this had to happen then we were able to get it on film.”

insideMoray readers expressed their shock and disgust at the images and hopes that whoever was responsible for the damage was identified.

Last night a Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 44-year-old female has been charged in connection to three vandalisms to motor vehicles and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

Four appear in court on drugs charges

Meanwhile four people have appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court following arrests on Saturday when a property in the North Port area was raided by police.

Around £2000 worth of Class A drugs were recovered along with £500 in cash.  Two men and two women appeared in court on charges that they were involved in the supply of drugs.

Carol Bonnyman and Marc Roy, both 44, appeared with Liam Scotton, 25, and Emma Walsh, 24, who are both from Liverpool.  No plea was made and the case was continued – Marc Roy was released on bail with the other three were remanded in custody.