A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with extensive damage to one of Scotland’s most historic churches.
Serious damage was caused to the stonework of the 12th century St Bridget’s Kirk in Dalgety Bay on March 24, including spray painted graffiti on the walls.
Security was stepped up at the medieval site in the days and weeks that followed, but Police Scotland has now confirmed that a teenager will be reported to the Children’s Reporter after being detained.
Inspector Tom Barrett, of Dalgety Bay, said: “I want to thank the local community for their patience and support while we conducted our inquiries.
“Please be assured that we’ll continue to work closely with Historic Environment Scotland to preserve the beauty of this local landmark.”
A spokesperson for Historic Environment Scotland said: “We know that the community highly value their local heritage and recognise the importance of this ancient monument, and we would like to thank them, and Police Scotland, for their vigilance.
“Their involvement helps to ensure that this nationally significant monument will be protected for future generations to enjoy for years to come.”