DETECTIVES are hunting a gang of Glasgow vandals who slashed more than 70 car tyres in one night.
The thugs targeted 35 cars, causing damage which will cost more than £10,000 to put right and creating a risk of serious accidents.
Stunned car owners in the West end woke on Saturday to discover their cars had been targeted overnight.
They were left counting the cost after the vandals went on the rampage through streets in Knightswood.
Police, who have studied hours of CCTV footage, said the tyre-slashing spree took place between 10.30pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday.
The targeted cars were parked in quiet residential streets, including Archerhill Avenue, Archerhill Crescent, Loanfoot Avenue, Glanderston Drive and Polnoon Avenue.
Each car had at least two tyres punctured - some had four ripped.
Detective Constable Scott Bruce said it was an act of "wanton vandalism".
Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries, and speaking to householders, as the hunt for clues is stepped up in a bid to trace the culprits.
DC Bruce, from Drumchapel CID, is leading the investigation.
He said: "Whoever did this obviously had no concern for the distress, inconvenience or cost that this has on the people involved.
Each car had at least two tyres punctured, some had four.
"Although it would appear that it happened quite late at night, the area is residential so it is quite possible that someone may have seen or heard something that will help us with our enquiries.
"The person who did this might not think that this is a big issue, but to the owners of the cars it is stressful, very upsetting and can cost a lot of money to replace.
The wrecking spree comes just a week after vandals smashed the windscreens of three upmarket cars in the city's West End.
The Evening Times revealed how a Mercedes and two Audis were smashed in Dowanhill, resulting in damage which would cost £750 ro repair.
All three vehicles were parked in Queens Place, a quiet street just off Prince Albert Road.
The vandalism is understood to have happened on Monday, April 16.
Anyone with any information about the vandalism in Knightswood is asked to contact Drumchapel Police Station on 0141 532 3600.