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Speed camera set on fire on A90 in Aberdeenshire

Damaged speed camera
Image caption Grampian Police said the camera fire was an irresponsible act

Police have appealed for witnesses after a speed camera was set on fire in Aberdeenshire.

The detector was targeted on the A90, northbound, at Stonehaven, near to Mill o' Forest at about 03:00.

PC Mark Irvine, of Grampian Police, said: "This type of behaviour is not only criminal but also highly irresponsible.

"The camera is there for a reason: to stop motorists speeding on what is a very busy section of road."

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