A FLINTSHIRE beauty spot has suffered 'disheartening' damage to one of its sites at the hands of vandals.

Wepre Park, in Connah's Quay, had damage done to its education area some time late on Saturday or during the early hours of Sunday.

The country park is one of Flintshire's main attractions, but sadly attracted unwanted visitors as vandals caused damage to the park's 'bug hotel' conservation area, and a pond dipping platform.

The 'bug hotel', an area of habitat suited to attracting an array of insects, has been kicked over and the contents kicked around, while the dipping platform has had one of the tread boards damaged, and logs were thrown into the pond, which now needs to be replaced.

The damage caused is estimated to be worth over £100.

Stephen Lewis, park ranger, said: "It's very disheartening that such a well respected site has been damaged by a small minority of individuals.

"Many people come and enjoy our education area, so it's a great shame that a small minority of individuals spoil it for everyone else.

"If anyone out of hours witnesses any anti social behaviour, please can they report it so it can be stamped out."

If anyone witnesses any acts of vandalism of hours at Wepre Park, you can email the Wepre ranger at stephen.lewis@flintshire.gov.uk or call on 07785964386.