Equipment at a £400,000 Dundee playpark has been trashed by vandals.
Photographs of a group of youngsters damaging facilities at the Camperdown Park play area were taken by an eyewitness.
Police Scotland confirmed they are investigating the incident, which has been branded “shocking and disgusting”.
The witness said: “I was in the park around 8.30pm and saw a group of young people in the act of vandalising the play equipment there.
“They were hammering at the wooden posts of the swings with a tool of some kind.
“They also smashed a play glass mirror.
“It is so upsetting that they have damaged this play equipment, which is new to the park.”
The council’s convener of neighbourhood services Kevin Cordell condemned the vandalism as “selfish”.
Mr Cordell said: “I am very disappointed to hear about acts of vandalism.
“Acts such as this are selfish and antisocial and will incur extra cost for the council. I certainly hope that Police Scotland can apprehend the culprits.”
Councillor for the area Kevin Keenan also commented on the incident.
He said: “I am shocked and disgusted to hear about this act of wanton vandalism.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland is investigating vandalism to the playpark area of Camperdown Park, Dundee, between 4.30pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday.
“A large mirror was broken within the play area and other equipment disturbed and thrown around.”
Since 2012, works have been carried out at Camperdown Park as part of an ongoing development plan.
Earlier this year, more than £400,000 was spent transforming the former boat pond into a play area, including a large ship reminiscent of a galleon.
The older play area featured wooden ships which recreated the historic Battle of Camperdown, so called after famous Dundee-born Naval leader 1st Viscount Adam Duncan of Camperdown.