Residents of Chirk and volunteers at the train station were left angered after the railway stop was targeted by vandalism.

The incident is believed to have happened on the evening of Tuesday, September 11.

Some of the plants at the award-winning station were dug up and thrown onto the tracks passing through the volunteer-ran station.

Volunteer Christine Ashford said she was notified of the incident after seeing it posted on social media.

She said: “I was told at about 10am last Wednesday morning that there were reports on Facebook by residents of Chirk that some of the flowers at our station had been vandalised. Our first thoughts were bad but it wasn’t quite as bad as we had expected, but we did see that a lot of the red geraniums we had planted had been thrown onto the line. I called out our loyal band of volunteers who rushed down to see what they needed to do to restore the plants.”

Christine extended her thanks to those who posted about the issue online.

She said: “I would like to thank those residents on Facebook for alerting us of the problem.

“It’s good to know that we have many friends in the area who value the work we do at the station.”

Christine is hoping to take CCTV footage to the British Transport Police with the help of Arriva to resolve the issue.