FOUR youths jumped on a car and smashed its windscreen on Sunday evening, say police in Merseyside.

The shocking criminal damage happened in the Northwood area of Kirkby, Knowsley on Sunday, February 14.

Police say that at it was reported that on Bigdale Road at around 5.40pm, four male youths jumped on to a silver Ford Fiesta and smashed the windscreen.

The youths are then believed to have made off on foot in the direction of Daleside Road.

CCTV of the incident has been widely shared on Facebook Crimewarch groups.

In an appeal for witnesses issued across Merseyside, police said: "One youth was wearing a black jacket, a grey under jacket and black trousers; One was wearing a black jacket and grey jeans; one was wearing a white puffa jacket with black panels and one was wearing a light grey tracksuit with a stripe down the side."

Community Inspector David Morgan said: “We do not tolerate any anti-social behaviour on our streets.

"Everyone in Merseyside has the right to feel safe and protected where they live.

"We know the nuisance that can be caused by wanton acts of criminal damage such as this and, although not injured, the victim was left extremely shaken by the incident.

“I would urge anyone  who was in the Northwood area of Kirkby last night who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward so we can find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information can contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000097828, or call 101.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: