A man has denied causing £100,000 of damage to more than a dozen cars at a north-east dealership.
A total of 13 vehicles were damaged at Murray Motors on South Road in Fraserburgh on Tuesday March 23.
Police said the value of the damage caused is valued to be in the region of £100,000.
And now Roberto Tudora has appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the matter facing a charge of malicious mischief.
The 35-year-old is alleged to have maliciously sprayed or poured a corrosive liquid over the exteriors of 13 vehicles in the forecourt, causing damage to the value of around £100,000.
Tudora, whose address was given in court papers as Charlotte Street in Fraserburgh, entered a plea of not guilty through defence solicitor Sam Milligan.
Sheriff Margaret Hodge released Tudora on bail with a special condition that he not enter Murray Motors.
He was also ordered to remain within his home address between the hours of 7pm and 7am every day as part of his bail conditions.
The case will call again for a pre-trial hearing at Peterhead Sheriff Court in September.
Following Tudora being charged, Detective Constable Sean Horme, of Aberdeen CID, said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who assisted with our investigation.
“This type of behaviour and selfish disregard for property will not be tolerated in our communities.
“If you have any concerns or information relating to criminal activity in your area, please contact police on 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency.
“Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”