Erewash Borough Council has slammed heartless thieves who have stolen a £1,000 play swing specially designed for children with disabilities.
Vandals made off with the basket swing from Granby Park in Cotmanhay sometime between December 5 and 12.
They also dismantled and took the 6ft chain that linked the swing to its frame.
Councillor Mike Wallis, said: “I know local residents share our outrage at any vandalism and theft – but to steal equipment that has been provided for children with disabilities is especially disgusting.
“We are appealing to the local community to help find those responsible and help us return the swing to the park.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101.