Police officers in Scotland are appealing for information following the vandalism of classic vehicles in Keith on Thursday August 22, causing damage estimated at over £10,000, including a 100-year old Austin vandalised.

The incident is thought to have occurred between 7.00pm and 9.00pm at a shed located on Moss Street in the small Moray town.  The shed contained a number of classic vehicles including two Ford Dexta vintage tractors and a 100-year-old convertible Austin 7, manufactured in 1919.

The tractors sustained damage to their bodywork, but it was the Austin 7 that sustained the greatest and costliest damage. Investigating Officer PC Cameron Renton said: “Bodywork was damaged, the windscreen was smashed, the leather roof was torn, a seat was ripped out and industrial fluid was poured over the inside of the vehicle.

“This was not just mindless vandalism, this was malicious and sustained damage to prized possessions that cannot be easily replaced or repaired. The incident has obviously upset and angered the owner of these vehicles, who has a keen interest in restoring classic vehicles, and we are committed to identifying those responsible.”

According to police, two males were seen in the area of the shed who then cycled towards the main road in Keith (the A96). Police believe these individuals may have valuable information to assist them, and are urging them to get in touch. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 1269 of August 23.