A YES shop run by local Scottish independence supporters has been targeted in a sick attack which saw human excrement smeared over the front of the premises.

Volunteers at the Greenock shop say they were “shocked” to find what had been done to their shop when they arrived to open it.

Tom Tracy and wife Carol Ann, who were forced to clean up the mess themselves, told the Greenock Telegraph they believe the attack on their Newton Street shop was targeted.

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“It’s absolutely disgusting. I don’t have a problem with people disagreeing with my politics,” Tom told the Telegraph.

“That’s always going to be the case, but to stoop to that level is disgusting.

“Human faeces was smeared all over the lock and the handle.”

The stunned couple, who volunteer at the shop, opened the shop just a month ago and have reported the incident to the police.

“It does worry me," continued Tom. "It’s the first time I’ve seen anything like that in my 50 years in politics.

“Hopefully it’s a one-off.

“That’s what the police said too, and they are going to keep an eye on it.”

CCTV footage from the area is now being examined by officers. Anyone with any information should contact them by calling 101.

The incident is believed to have taken place between 3pm on Thursday last week and 10.45am the following morning.

“As volunteers in the shop we give out information to anybody who’s interested in hearing our side of the independence argument.

“It’s just horrible for somebody to stoop so low to do that and leave it for other people to clean up. It’s disgusting.”