'INCREDULOUS' Inverclyde police chief Debbie Reilly has issued a stern warning to any teenagers planning further mass booze-fuelled trips to local beauty spots.

The area commander says her officers will use all legal powers at their disposal to prevent a repeat of the shocking scenes which occurred last weekend.

Chief Inspector Reilly is determined to crackdown on the type of loutish, rampaging and violent havoc wreaked at a number of areas last weekend, including the Greenock Cut and Whinhill golf course.

The Telegraph told yesterday how groups of up to 80 lockdown-flouting young people caused major disturbances and left a trail of destruction in their wake.

Their shocking behaviour included brawling with each other, setting fires and even launching fireworks at golfers.

A 16-year-old boy was seriously assaulted amid the chaos and there were even reports of parents dropping their children off at the locations.

Police, including transport officers, and Inverclyde community wardens are this weekend stepping up patrols in order to ensure there is no repeat.

Chief Inspector Reilly said: "This was reckless and irresponsible behaviour in the current climate.

"These people were not only putting themselves in danger, but also their families and the wider community.

"I was incredulous to hear of reports that some young people were being dropped off."

Ch Insp Reilly wants people living in affected areas to act as an early warning system for the force.

She said: "I would say to the public don't wait until it becomes unbearable — contact us at an early stage."

It is understood that British Transport Police will be monitoring the railway line between Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay as part of this weekend's operation.

Meanwhile, off-sales premises have been contacted and urged to be vigilant for any signs of adults buying alcohol for underage teens.

Ch Insp Reilly said: "Lockdown restrictions have been only slightly eased in phase one.

"There has not been a carte blanche removal of the lockdown.

"There have been disappointing levels of anti-social behaviour and we are keen to avoid a recurrence.

"We will robustly enforce any legislation available to us."

*To report anti-social behaviour call 101 or Inverclyde's community wardens on 0800 01 317 01.