Police in Aberdeen are appealing for information after fire safety equipment used by firefighters in the event of a blaze was stolen from two residential blocks of flats in Seaton.

Officers say some 32 brass valves from the dry riser pipes were taken from the Balgownie Court and St Ninian’s Court buildings between Tuesday, June 6, and Wednesday, August 9.

Police Constable Willian Bayliss said: “These valves allow the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to attach their hose apparatus and pump water directly in the event of a fire.

“Part of these valves consists of a cap secured by a brass element. This brass element allows the cap to be removed and the hose attached. Without these elements, it is very difficult to release the cap.

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