AN Erskine family have been left shaken after a rock was hurled through their living room window, narrowly missing those sitting inside.

Janice Drew, 49, who lives in Mains Wood, told of her shock over the attack, which took place in broad daylight.

One window was smashed and another cracked by a yob who was seen driving away in a white van.

Janice told the Gazette there is no reason why anyone would deliberately target her family.

She said: “It was a completely random attack as we aren’t the kind of people that would bother anyone.

“Nothing like this has happened before.”

Neighbours managed to give the police a description of the culprit, who is believed to be in his teens and around 5ft 6ins tall.

He is also described as slim and with stubble. At the time, he was wearing a blue hooded top, black trousers and gloves.

The white van is said to have silver alloy wheels.

Recalling her family’s ordeal, Janice said: “I was cooking dinner with my 19-year-old daughter, as I usually do.

“I had been in the living room and went up to check on dinner when, a minute or two later, a rock smashed through the double-glazed window.

“There was another window that he attempted to throw the rock through and it has been left cracked.”

Janice saw the thug “almost getting knocked down by a car” as he sprinted to the other side of the road and jumped into a van, which fled the scene in the direction of Inchinnan.

She added: “Our dog was in the living room too. It was a narrow escape.

“Everything is boarded up just now and my elderly neighbour next door who has a heart condition is terrified.”

Police have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries in a bid to track down the culprit.

Sergeant Allan Mack said: “We received a report of a male throwing a stone through a window, which completely shattered it.

“The incident took place on Sunday, April 23, at Mains Wood, in Erskine.

“He is described as being around 16 years old, wearing a royal blue hoodie and dark trousers.

“Community officers are investigating this vandalism.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.