Security fencing may be required at a playground in Malmesbury after vandals caused damage on the same day of its opening.

A £24,000 climbing frame was among the pieces of equipment left with dents following problems caused on the same day of the St Aldhelm's Mead site's unveiling.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald reports that disposable barbeques were used to burn offensive words into the wood, while cider bottles and other pieces of litter were also found on the site.

Deputy mayor Ray Sanderson told the news provider of his disgust at the damage caused by some people.

"It is simply appalling to think that any of the youths of Malmesbury could be capable of doing this sort of thing. It is absolutely disgusting. The equipment was brand new and had only been installed that day," he explained.

Last month, a skate park in Abronhill suffered a similar fate after graffiti was sprayed on pieces of equipment.

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