Vandals set fire to a basket swing at a children’s play area in Cotmanhay just two weeks after it was installed, causing nearly £1,000 worth of damage.
The play equipment had been repaired and reinstalled with a new seat and complete new swing assembly at the Beauvale Drive play area in mid-August.
Erewash Borough Councillor, Mike Wallis, said: “This is absolutely disgraceful and very frustrating. This should not and will not be tolerated. We need local people, local communities to rally and help us fight this problem.”