Shopkeepers have been urged not to sell eggs to Aberdeen youths after a spate of anti-social attacks on private properties.
Police confirmed that a number of homes in Craigiebuckler and Countesswells had been targeted and that a group of young people had been traced in connection with the incidents.
Local retailers have been asked to “consider refusing the sale of eggs to any groups of youths”, if they believe they may be used for anti-social behaviour.
PC Stephanie McGarry from the Hazelhead and Westend Community Policing Team said: “I would encourage parents/guardians to know where and what their children are up to, and to speak with their children, encouraging them to stay clear of those who cause trouble.”
Hazelhead councillor Martin Greig, added: “The offenders perhaps do not know the alarm and distress they cause to innocent families. The police have acted quickly and there will be discussions to make the young people acknowledge the harm they are causing.”