Members of a community group have been left distraught after a park bench bought with donated money was stolen.
Link Up, which is based at Whitfield Community Services Complex, purchased two park benches for its garden after money was given through donations made at a high school reunion.
Thieves stole one of the benches this month, which the group believes was destroyed.
Anita Jamieson — team manager at Volunteer Dundee, which supports Link Up — told the Tele it was “incredibly disappointing”.
She added: “We purchased the benches from a £400 donation we received from a Whitfield High School reunion.
“We only purchased them in September — so they were in great condition.
“If they had stolen the bench to sell it for the money, then we would have maybe been less annoyed.
“But we found evidence that it had been destroyed, which there is just no need for.
“It is not often that a community group will get this amount of money.”
Anita said the group checked the rest of the garden, but found there was no other damage.
She continued: “All of the food and herbs currently being grown have not been affected.
“It is just incredibly disappointing that it has happened.
“We do not have funding to replace the bench and it is not often we will receive donations that we can use to replace it.”
The incident is believed to have happened sometime last weekend.
Police Scotland was approached for comment but had not responded at the time of going to press.