Swings at a playground in County Durham were set on fire by a group of youths at the weekend.
Dalton-le-Dale park, near Seaham, has become a breeding ground for anti-social behaviour.
Patrols have been stepped up in an attempt to control the situation.
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A spokesperson for Durham County Council Neighbourhood Wardens – East, said: “Neighbourhood Wardens will be increasing patrols around the Dalton-le-Dale park area due to reports that large groups of youths are hanging around the area and last weekend have set fire to the swings in the small play park.
“If you have any information that can assist us, please contact us on 03000 260 000.”