'Dog fighting' raids carried out in Banff and Macduff
A number of addresses in the north east of Scotland have been raided by police investigating reports of dog fighting and animal welfare issues.
Grampian Police and the Scottish SPCA carried out searches at four addresses in Banff and Macduff on Thursday.
The force said nine dogs were seized, along with equipment.
Four men - aged 22, 24, 30 and 35 - are being reported to the procurator fiscal, accused of breaching the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.