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Beehive damaged in Nairn vandal attack

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Image caption The hive was thought to have been damaged with a metal bar

A beehive has been vandalised on farmland near Nairn.

Police believe a metal bar and rocks were used in the attack which was discovered at about 21:00 on Saturday.

Two double beehives were placed on land at Easter Delnies on Friday to assist with the yield from neighbouring fields.

The hives were in use and as a result of the damage the beekeeper and land owner have suffered significant financial loss.

PC Martyn Cameron, of Police Scotland, said: "It is believed that the hive was damaged by a long metal bar as well as rocks being thrown.

"Vandalism is unacceptable no matter what form it takes and creates unnecessary disruption and expense for the victims."

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