Local county councillors have hit out at vandals who targeted a nature reserve in Llangefni.
Police are still investigating after hundreds of pounds worth of wooden fencing was torn down at the Dingle last Monday evening (16th December).
Countryside wardens spent two days making a large part of the woodland safe and replacing around 50 yards of fencing, which was thrown into the river.
Three Canolbarth Môn councillors, Dylan Rees, Bob Parry and Nicola Roberts, said they condemned the ”mindless vandalism”, which had ‘blighted’ the 42-acre reserve.
Mr Rees, a former mayor of Llangefni, said: ”In my view, this represents a serious offence of criminal damage and I hope that the offenders responsible are brought to account as soon as possible.”
”The Dingle is a highly prized community resource treasured by locals and visitors alike; and it is a tragedy to see it damaged like this. It is supposed to be the season of goodwill – unfortunately, these actions showed nothing but ill-will towards our community.”
Dylan Owen, a countryside and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty warden with Anglesey Council, added: ”We were so disappointed to see this damage at the Dingle. The Countryside & AONB Team spent two days, with the support of some of our fantastic volunteers, erecting temporary netting and then fixing the wooden fencing and making the Dingle safe again.”
”Much of the missing fencing was removed from sections above the river itself and we were fortunate that there were no accidents as a result.”
Anyone with information about the vandalism should contact North Wales Police on 101.