POLICE are looking for a 12-year-old boy thought to be behind last week’s stone-throwing attack on a moving bus in Barrhead.

The youth was one of three kids who launched stones at a McGill’s vehicle in Arthurlie Street.

Police are now searching for the youth, who was wearing a black Nike tracksuit, and another two culprits, one of whom had a salmon-coloured top on.

The trio are thought to have made off in the direction of nearby shops.

Officers are currently reviewing CCTV images of the incident on Sunday, August 20, which McGill’s has since branded as a “mindless act of thuggery”.

Sergeant Michael Morganthaler said: “There was a group of three youths, one of them appears to have thrown a stone at a bus on Arthurlie Street and smashed the window.”

The investigation forms part of a full-scale crackdown on vandalism which includes a hunt for a gang of youths who caused £650 of damage after kicking in parts of a pavilion roof at the Brig O’Lea Stadium in Neilston.

Police confirmed enquiries into the incident on Saturday, August 19 are ongoing.

Meanwhile, a man has been arrested in connection with 17 alleged car vandalisms in Barrhead.

A 35-year-old was held in custody in relation to a two-week spate of incidents in the town.

Sgt Morganthaler added: “A 35-year-old male has been arrested and charged.”

The man was expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court last week.