A man has been charged after cash was allegedly stolen from a wishing well at a children's hospital.

The 31-year-old is claimed to have taken the money from the water feature at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

The incident was reported to police after a patient's relative took photographs of the alleged theft.

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Young children often throw coins into the well for good luck.

The money is then donated to a local charity called Archie, set up to help sick children.

Yesterday police confirmed a 31-year-old man had been charged.