Local people have hit out at vandals who targeted a First World War memorial garden on the eve of Remembrance Day.
Police Scotland is appealing for information about the vandalism of a piece of commemorative ceramic art installed in garden in Dalls Lane, Brechin. It is thought to have happened between 5pm on Saturday 10 and 6am on Sunday November 11.
The piece is a ceramic horse saddle, created to commemorate those who died in the First World War, and in particular the eight million horses and service animals that also died in the conflict.
A police statement said: “This piece took the creator over 100 hours to make, and while it was never intended for sale, would be worth over £4,000 if sold.
“In this week of Remembrance, this incident has understandably angered the local community.
“Fortunately, nothing else in the garden appears to have been damaged, and the saddle itself has been removed for repairs.
“If you have any information which could assist our investigation, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Also, information can be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/27765/18.”