IMAGES taken by members of the public show what remains after Flint Community Hospital was targeted by arsonists in the early hours this weekend.

Passers-by snapped the sheer scale of the damage that left the former hospital building with most of its roof burnt up and much of the inside areas are said to have been damaged by the flames.

On Saturday, November 28, a spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service told the Leader how Crews were called to the derelict property on Cornist Road at 1.25am.

Three engines from Flint, Holywell and Deeside – along with the aerial platform from Wrexham – were needed to tackle the flames that ripped through the building.

An appliance re-attended the scene later on that same morning and declared the incident over as of 6.30am.

A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire appears to have been deliberately started – with police now aware of the situation.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) announced that the Flint Cottage Hospital, which provided more than 100 years of service to the town, would close its doors on August 5 back in 2013.

Seven years on, the hospital site remained in a state of disrepair.