POLICE are hunting ‘reckless’ youths who threw boulders from a cliff at Wemyss Bay.
The group were walking along a cliff-top path at Wemyss Bay Caravan Park directly above flats at Toward, Greenock Road, when they began to deliberately throw large rocks striking a number of parked cars which were badly damaged.
The youths would not have been able to see if any people were standing below them at the time and, had there been and had they been hit, then they would have been seriously injured.
The owners of the damaged vehicles saw the youths involved and contacted police. Security staff within the caravan park also saw the youths involved and suspect they may be from the Skelmorlie area. They are all aged about 12 to 15-years-old and one was wearing a distinctive dark navy hooded top with a red insert. The incident happened on Friday evening.
Police are treating this incident very seriously and an investigation is ongoing. We are appealing for any information as to the identity of the youths involved and information should be passed to Greenock police office on 01475 492500 or alternatively Crimestoppers.
Inverclyde Community Policing Inspector Brian Shaw said: "The youths responsible for this incident have acted in an utterly reckless manner which could have had severe consequences had any people been standing below. I appeal to anyone who has information as to their identity to contact Greenock Police Office on 01475 492500.”