Police have vowed to tackle rural crime in Aberdeenshire following a series of thefts at a fruit farm.
A new police report has been released detailing the number of crimes within Kincardine and Mearns this month.
Overall, there has been a reduction in the number of offences reported.
There were eight assaults within October, down by six from the previous month, and no serious assaults.
Within the month there have been 13 thefts and eight instances where properties have been broken into.
A number of these crimes are attributed to a series of incidents at Castleton Fruit Farm, where static caravans belonging to farm workers were targeted.
But police say “positive leads” are being explored in relation to those instances.
There was one occasion of dangerous driving and five incidents of careless driving – two of which are still being investigated by police.
There has been a further reduction in the number of anti-social behaviour calls within Kincardine and Mearns for the month of October, with just 23 incidents reported.
Of those calls, the police report states that most related to incidents involving young people.
The report, written by Inspector Allen Shaw of the Stonehaven Community Policing Team, reads: “We value the continued support of our community across Kincardine and Mearns and encourage them to contact us where there are any antisocial behaviour issues.”