Six youngsters have been traced and are being charged following an alleged act of vandalism at an Angus fruit farm.
Police say six boys aged 13, 14 and 15 have been charged, or are about to be charged, in connection with damaging polytunnels at East Seaton Farm on Sunday, May 12.
Two other youngsters, aged 15 and 16, will also be charged in connection with a fire-raising incident which took place at nearby Seaton Den.
The farm operators estimated the cost of damage would run to several thousand pounds.
A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that following a series of high-value vandalisms to polytunnels at a farm near Arbroath earlier this month, a total of six boys aged 13, 14 and 15 have either been charged or are to be traced and charged in connection with those incidents.
“Two others aged 15 and 16 are also to be charged in connection with a fire-raising nearby around the same time.”