A GRIEVING gran has been left devastated after twisted vandals attacked the grave of her son and grandson then posted the sickening footage online.

The thugs filmed themselves smashing up the marble headstone in Gourock Cemetery at night then uploaded the footage to YouTube.

Police officers are now investigating the attack after the video was watched over 7,000 times online.

Grieving Ellen Jannetts told the Tele that it was the final resting place of her grandson Reece Warnock, who died suddenly last October, and her son Robert McIntosh, who was brutally murdered in Greenock 17 years ago.

She is appealing for the public to help catch those responsible for the horrific incident.

Devastated Ellen, 70, from Greenock said: "My heart is breaking at what has happened.

"How could someone do this?

"I am disgusted by it.

"It is horrific, Reece's girlfriend was left to find this.

"I want these people to see this photo and to know that this is what they have done.

"Imagine leaving anyone to find a headstone left like that."

"My grandson is buried there along with his uncle, my son Robert and my brother who died 20 years ago.

"I just hope the police catch whoever did this.

Mrs Jannetts' son Robert was killed in Lincoln Road in Larkfield in January 2003 but no one was ever convicted of his death.

Following the collapse of the trial of those accused of his death his mum Ellen pleaded for justice.

Seven years ago, on the tenth anniversary, she told how it had destroyed her family and she had never been able to move on.

Tragedy struck again when her grandson Reece, 18, passed away in October last year.

Now Ellen and her family are appealing for help to catch those responsible for the sickening act of graveyard vandalism.

Council staff were on the scene yesterday as the police probe got under way.

The thugs filmed two separate clips of themselves smashing up the stone and leaving the broken parts for the family to find.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following a report of a vandalism to a headstone within Gourock Cemetery between Thursday 5th March and Friday 6th March 2020.

"Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."