Attacks: Long list of similar incidents
The targeted attack against the Fraserburgh first responders is just the latest incident involving volunteer groups in the region.
In the past year, the coastguard and Banff ’s own first responders have been hit.
Last month, volunteers of Fraserburgh Coastguard were left with a cleaning bill after a man broke into their offices to steal fizzy drinks and a battery charger.
Paul Morrice, from the town, had also broken into the crew’s vehicle between September 7-9 and left a trail of blood around the station which took the group offline.
He confessed to being responsible for the theft at Peterhead Sheriff Court after being apprehended by police.
Several months earlier, another thief broke into the coastguard offices and stole the group’s laptop which it relied on for weather and emergency updates.
The person responsible has never been identified.
And a 19-year-old man was also recently charged after a defibrillator cabinet was vandalised in Banff.
Last year, charity boxes for the RNLI were stolen across Macduff – from local takeaways and the lifeboat station itself.