Police are carrying out an extensive review of CCTV footage to identify a man seen in the area when a mosque was vandalised in Elgin.
Offensive graffiti was spray-painted on the building at South Street at around 11pm on Monday.
A search was launched at the time and an investigation is being carried out which includes house-to-house inquiries in the area.
Officers still want to identify and trace a man who was seen around the time in question – he is described as white, aged 30-40, around 5ft 10ins, of a slim build with short brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and potentially a dark hooded top.
Detective Inspector Martin Macdougall said: “A review of local CCTV is currently ongoing, along with house-to-house inquiries to obtain private footage of the area.
“Numerous people have been spoken to already however if you have footage which could help but have not yet been spoken to by police, please get in touch as soon as possible.
“Likewise if you think you have any information at all which could assist, contact police quoting reference number 4577 of May 20. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555111.
“I would like to thank members of the mosque for their support so far as we carry out our inquiries, and again thanks to those who have provided information.
“This was a mindless act and it won’t be tolerated by the Elgin community.”