Police in East Kilbride have launched an investigation after louts went on the rampage smashing car windows.

A number of vehicles were targeted in the Village area and East Mains as well as St Leonards and a planter also smashed and thrown in the middle of the road on Saturday into Sunday.

Pictures of a group of youths pulling 'For Sale' signs from outside properties near to where some of the cars were damaged have been circulating on social media with reports that a video was also posted by the thugs themselves, while trashing the vehicles.

One family's Father's Day celebration had to be cancelled when they discovered the rear window of their car was totally smashed.

Furious mum, Jade Parfery, told Lanarkshire Live: "We went out about 4pm to go for dinner and discovered the rear window had been smashed in.

"I actually couldn't believe it. Why would you damage someone else’s car? It was just parked, doing nothing, bothering no one. It has a child’s car seat in it for God's sake.

"We are now without a car until it can be fixed as I don't drive – there is glass all over the back seat and all over the car seat.

"I heard noise about 2am on Sunday morning and saw a group pulling out 'For Sale' signs that were all then dumped at the end of my street. And if it hadn't been us planning to go for dinner, we might not have seen the damage to the car for another day.

Jade and her family discovered the mess when they were heading for a Father's Day dinner

"From reading other posts on social media we weren't the only ones – with several other cars damaged too elsewhere.

"We are absolutely gutted, we had to cancel the Fathers' Day dinner and it's just a total nightmare."

Police Scotland East Kilbride Area Inspector, David Doherty, told Lanarkshire Live: "We have received a number of reports of vandalisms over the weekend, mainly happening in the early hours of Sunday morning, in an around Avondale Avenue, Main Street, Dalrymple Drive, Maxwell Drive and Kirkoswald. Enquiries are ongoing into each incident."

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