A BIN has been damaged at a recreation ground in Ludgershall after police confirmed teenagers caused £1,000 worth of damage on the grounds.

As previously reported, on Monday, October 9, several youths were spotted lighting fires at Ludgershall Recreation Ground.

Wiltshire Police have said they caused approximately £1,000 worth of damage.

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Andover Advertiser: Damaged binDamaged bin (Image: Mark Paine)

A police spokesperson said: "We’re appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage at Ludgershall Recreation Ground.

"We’d like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area during the evening.

"If you can help, call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230107470."

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Following the incident, a reporter from the Advertiser visited Ludgershall Recreation Ground on Thursday, December 7 to inspect the damage to the area.

Apparent fire damage seemed to affect one of the bins between the grounds skate park, and children's play park.

The bin looked like it had been filled with plastic, before being lit, with the plastic burning around the bin opening.

Residents in the area reported several instances where fires had been lit by 'youngsters' in the recreation ground, namely in the bin, in the skate park, and on the far side of the green, where a number of trees were reportedly cut down following a fire.

Ludgershall Town Council have been contacted for comment.