Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an alleged hate crime after a family said they were targeted with racist abuse.
Police confirmed on Sunday that three boys – two aged 13 and another aged 14 – are the subject of a report to the relevant authority over the incident.
Officers received a report of racist comments being made towards the family in Dreghorn, North Ayrshire, on Saturday, March 19.
The incident is said to have taken place as the family were walking near Towerlands Road.
Officers are continuing their inquiries.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.20pm on Saturday, 19 March, officers received a report of racist comments made to a family walking near Towerlands Road in Dreghorn.
“Police attended and carried out enquiries and three male youths aged, 13, 13 and 14 years, have been charged in connection with this incident and are subject of a report to the relevant authority.
“Police enquiries are continuing into this hate crime.”