A council's condemned 'wanton vandals' after a wooden pirate ship at a children's play area in Harwich burned down.
The ship, worth about £10,000, went up in flames over the weekend at the site in Stour Road.
An officer will inspect the damage today and see what needs to be done to make the area safe.
A new pirate ship will cost anything for £ 8,000 to £12,000 to replace and it is covered by insurance.
Tendring District Council says it'll be looking to clear away the debris, get a quote for a new pirate ship and get it installed as quickly as possible.