A PORT Glasgow councillor says the level of youth disorder in the town centre recently is 'intolerable' and must be halted.

The SNP's Jim MacLeod says he has raised the issue with police and council officials in a bid to stamp down on teenage troublemakers.

They have been causing havoc with fireraising and vandal attacks on businesses and a church among a string of incidents.

Councillor MacLeod said: "A number of youngsters have continuously caused trouble at the Port Glasgow New Parish Church, vandalised the town centre toilets, burned business owners' bins and caused trouble at McDonald’s in the retail park.

"One of my fellow councillors also had his work van burned.

"It is an intolerable situation that can not go on.

“I have been told that some of these youngsters are coming by train from other parts of Inverclyde and that some are from Port Glasgow.

"If it is known groups are coming by train from other parts of our district then I would urge the police and the council to work with ScotRail and Network Rail to do something about this.

"We need these louts to be caught."