New security bollards look likely to need installing in Tiddesley Wood nature reserve after the area became a target for vandalism.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust looks likely to be pickling up the bill - which is thought to run into hundreds of pounds - after signs were torn down, bollards ripped up and car park surface damaged.

The 180-acre woodland site is home to a number of different rare plants, insects and other wildlife and was purchased by the Trust in 1984.

Rob Allen, conservation officer for the Trust, said that vandalism has increased in the last "month or so" with motorbikes being driven through the woodland.

He added: "Whilst this is obviously very bad news for the wildlife in the wood and damaging to our paths, it's also a serious health and safety risk for any locals who are walking through the wood.

"We've spoken to PC John Hunter at Pershore police and they will be checking the car park in the evening along with our own staff and volunteer wardens."

The Trust looks after 70 reserves in the county, including wetlands and pools and ancient woodlands.

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