Three males have been charged in relation with graffiti tagging across Aberdeen City Centre.
Enquiries carried out by Grampian Police’s Vandalism Proactive Unit, in conjunction with the local policing teams and the British Transport Police, has resulted in the males, aged 18, 19 and 36, being charged with a combined total of 45 offences of vandalism.
The alleged offences occured between March 15 and 22, with a five-figure sum of damage being reported.
These types of offences have a significant adverse effect on the local community due to the time and money spent on the removal of these tags.
Inspector Iain MacLelland from the City Centre local policing team said: “The graffiti tags concerned have caused a lot of damage and give visitors to the city centre a bad impression of what the area is like.
“I am aware of the significant costs involved in removing the damage caused from buildings across the City Centre which has already started.
“Our officers will continue to pursue those involved in this type of activity and ensure they are made to pay for their actions.”