POLICE are targeting youth disorder in Inverclyde after a teenager was attacked at the weekend.
Police Scotland, British Transport Police and community wardens are stepping up their presence in a number of locations following a rise in anti-social behaviour by groups of young people, despite restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Over the weekend there were a number of reports regarding large groups of young people gathering including at Whinhill Golf Course in Greenock.
A 16-year-old boy was seriously assaulted.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police are also aware of reports suggesting that parents are facilitating these gatherings by transporting young people to and from these locations, which is reckless and irresponsible in the current climate.
“Safeguarding the young people of Inverclyde is an absolute priority and we appeal to parents, grandparents and guardians to take responsibility.
“Our officers will be on patrol and we urge the public to report anti-social behaviour especially associated with large group gatherings by calling 101 or to Inverclyde Community Wardens on 0800 01 317 01.”