Three motorcyclists have been charged in relation to alleged road traffic offences in Aberdeenshire forests in the last two weeks.
Officers have been working as part of an operation to tackle the illegal use of motor vehicles in woodland.
Two male motorcyclists, aged 26 and 50, were traced around Inglismaldie Wood, near Laurencekirk. A male motorcyclist, aged 25, was traced near Cushnie Woods.
They have been charged with various alleged road traffic offences and reported to the procurator fiscal.
A crackdown on illegal forest motorists was launched in Fetteresso Forrest in April in partnership with Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).
Sergeant Mark Conner of North East Police Division said at the time: “We are determined to work with FES to tackle this type of anti-social behaviour. Not only is it illegal for unauthorised motor vehicles to access these forests, but some of the people who do so are driving recklessly at speed across terrain that is more than likely not appropriate for this type of activity.
“This type of behaviour is not only putting themselves at risk of serious or fatal injury but also other members of the public who are enjoying our Forests.
“Members of the public who witness such illegal activity are encouraged to report this through Police Scotlands non-emergency line – 101. They should report as much detail as possible including location, registration, colour of vehicle and detail of the driver/riders clothing.”