POLICE are cracking down on young vandals in Cumnock.

It comes after reported incidents of recent damage to property in the Tanyard Town centre.

Detectives confirmed they are now looking at suspects who are believed to be involved in the alleged vandalism.

We told you how yobs also recently trashed Cumnock bus station smashing the windows and leaving shards of glass everywhere.

Officers are also now working along with partners at East Ayrshire Council Anti-Socia l behaviour Investigation Team to take ac tion against persons involved in disorder within the town centre area.

Parents are being asked to look at their own children and urge them to stay out of trouble.

Sergeant Mark Semple, Cumnock LPT said: “Property damage has a significant impact on the local community and cannot be justified under any circumstances.

“The actions of Cumnock LPT officers and our partners at East Ayrshire Council ASBIT highlights our commitment to tackling antisocial behaviour within our community.

“I ask that if parents suspect their child to be engaging in such acts to take action to discourage and prevent incidents from occurring.

“I would also like to thank members of the community who assisted police with this enquiry and would encourage anyone with information about any acts of criminality to contact Police Scotland, on 101 (in emergencies always dial 99) or speak to local officers.

“Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers who can be contacted on 0800 555 111.”

Bob McCulloch, head of housing and communities advised: “Our Anti-Social Behaviour Investigators have been working in partnership with both RMC CCTV operators and Police Scotland, including the school campus officer, to identify youths involved with the recent anti-social behaviour in the Cumnock area.

“A number of youths have now been identified in relation to the recent incidents and the appropriate action is being taken.”