A group of young vandals have been seen destroying a bridge that belongs to the founder of the Cae Dai Trust, a charity that helps young people fit into society.

The bridge, which costed around £2,000, has had a number of planks ripped from its deck.

Sparrow Harrison, 79, born in Denbigh, is the owner of the Cae Dai 50s Museum and grounds on which the bridge is situated.

Mr Harrison said: “I leave the area open to the public and want kids to come and play as I think it’s great that people get out to the countryside. But then the hooligan type come along.”

Mr Harrison, who founded the trust in 1994 in response to homelessness in the area following the closure of the North Wales Hospital, has received an MBE for his work.

The vandalism of the bridge is part of a series of anti-social behaviour on the Cae Dai Museum's grounds, with another recent incident involving group of young people were caught throwing stones at a duck, which is presumed to be dead.

Mr Harrison continued: “I want people to continue to use the land, however the bridge is a recent example of what has been a recurring issue for a number of years. People often leave one hell of a mess."

"This is the negative side of Denbigh that should be stopped."

Craig Winter, head coach at Denbigh Boxing Club, whose training rooms are close to the fields that are also used in their training sessions, has taken up the recent issues.

Mr Winter said: “We would like to deal with this in the best way possible, which is for the kids to apologise. Hopefully they will realise that they can’t behave in this manner and learn their lesson."