A gang of 'feral rats' were captured jumping on top of a stranger's car and smashing the windows in a sickening rampage.
The footage, which was captured on CCTV, shows the gang running up to the car, before jumping on the bonnet and kicking the bodywork.
The thugs, who look to be in their teens, can then be seen kicking off the car wing mirrors before running away.
Police said the disgusting act of vandalism happened on on Bigdale Drive in Kirkby yesterday (Sunday 14).
The video of the incident was shared on social media by the woman who owns the car, as part of an appeal to find the people responsible.
It has since been shared across local crimewatch pages, with hundreds of people commenting on the posts to express their disgust.
Some commenters branded the thugs "feral rats" after the video was posted up on social media.
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CCTV footage shows that around 5.40pm, a gang of four ran at the silver Ford Fiesta and repeatedly jumped up-and-down on the bonnet, smashing the windscreen.
Two of the gang are then seen to run off while two others stayed to inflict more damage.
One can be seen repeatedly kicking the front passenger side mirror until it was left dangling from the car.
All four of the young thugs are then said to have run off in the direction of Daleside Road.
One was wearing a black jacket over a grey under jacket and black trousers. The other is wearing a black jacket and grey jeans.
Another was wearing a white Puffa jacket with black panels while a fourth thug was dressed in a light grey tracksuit with a stripe down the side.
Detectives are continuing to examine CCTV and talk to witnesses.
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.”
If you have any information about this incident, please 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 here.