VANDALS left broken glass at a children's play park in Alcester making it completely unusable.

Horrified parents were left shocked and angry after Moorfields Park had to be cordoned off due to safety concerns.

A group who had come into possession of a number of fluorescent glass tubes and smashed them all over the park, including the safety matting around the play equipment.

It is believed the tubes were taken from a nearby derelict building.

The incident happened on the evening of Friday, March 1.

Alcester's mayor Councillor Andrew Foster said town council staff reacted quickly and started clearing up from 7am on Saturday morning.

However, due to the huge amount of small fragments of glass, the area couldn't be declared safe for residents until Monday morning, three days after the incident.

Cllr Foster blasted those responsible.

"This was a crass act of vandalism on a town council facility carried out by people who have no respect for our green spaces," he said.

"A large section of the park was left completely unsafe for children who wanted to use the play equipment and we were forced to cordon the area off."

He added: "I can't thank the staff who came out at the weekend to clear up the mess enough, and I urge anyone with any information to contact the police."