Clarkston and Newton Mearns shops 'ram-raided'
Two shops within a mile of each other in East Renfrewshire have been severely damaged after being ram-raided.
A Scotmid Co-operative and a Londis Store on Mearns Road were both targeted in the early hours of Friday.
A silver Peugeot estate car reversed into the Clarkston Scotmid Co-op at about 05:20, according to the police.
The Scotmid suffered extensive damage after the grill at the front of the store was smashed open, leaving a two-foot gap.
Police said the car had roof rails running the length of the vehicle which would now be badly damaged.
The Londis Store, within a BP petrol station in Newton Mearns less than a mile away, was also targeted.
One resident said: "Whoever was responsible, they must be pretty good at reversing. There's barely space for a car between the bollards at the front door."
Police said it did not appear that anything was stolen and appealed for anyone with information to contact them.