RESIDENTS of an Ardrossan street are living in fear as a group of teenage vandals terrorise the neighbourhood.

Reports of vandalism on McDowall Avenue have been ongoing since December 2021, with alleged incidents of a brick being put through a house's window on more than one occasion.

In a seperate incident, a metal pole was apparently flung through a car window.

And in an online comment, it was reported that the same group threw a brick at a moving car, almost smashing the window a 12-week-old baby was beside.

A McDowall Avenue resident, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Herald: "Weeks previous to this, they were egging people's windows - it's been going on for a long time and nothing's getting done.

"There was a woman outside on the phone to the police, and the wee boy flung a brick at her - they don't care what they're doing, they have no fear.

"I went to make sure that the 70-year-old woman down the street is ok and I had a bottle flung at me.

"The council don't care, and the police are just taking statements and leaving again.

"The group come two or three times per night, and are between 12 and 17 years old, they all wear black hoodies, it's always the same clothing."

A Police Scotland statement said: 2

“Officers from Police Scotland are conducting enquiries into vandalisms that have occurred within McDowall Avenue, Ardrossan over the past few weeks, whereby two properties have had windows smashed.

"Anyone with information should contact 101 and quote incident number 1697 of December 26, and incident number 3190 of January 3."