An appeal has been launched by police in connection with vandalism at a Highland railway station.
Significant damage was inflicted on a ticket machine at Muir of Ord Railway Station.
Officers conducting inquiries on behalf of British Transport Police have issued the appeal with a group of youths seen in the area believed to be involved in the incident.
Officers believe the incident occurred around 7.55pm on Friday, March 15, and have now asked any potential witnesses or those with information to come forward.
A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: “A ticket validator machine next to the shelter on platform 2 was damaged by a person who is believed to have been part of a large group of youths who were present at Muir of Ord Railway Station that evening.
“Officers are particularly interested in speaking with a youth who was wearing a white jacket or top and a youth wearing a dark jacket or top who may assist with inquiries.
“Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is encouraged to come forward.”
A ScotRail spokesman said: “Vandalism and anti-social behaviour on Scotland’s Railway is completely unacceptable, and we will work with the British Transport Police to clamp down on this behaviour.”
The ScotRail spokesman also confirmed that the ticket validator machine has since been repaired.
Local councillor Alister Mackinnon said: “I would urge parents and the community as a whole to be vigilant and report any vandalism they might see.
“We have got to remember that any damage done costs money to put right and we need to try rid this behaviour of vandalism from our community.
“There was recently damage of graffiti in Conon Bridge which has since been dealt with and we have held meetings with police, but we need to work together to eradicate this blight.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.