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'Senseless, selfish' vandals torch children's play area

A group of vandals torched a children's play area in south London on Tuesday night.

Credit: MPS Thamesmead

Flames began leaping from the the climbing frame at Abbey Play Park in Bexley at around 7:30pm.

Credit: MPS Thamesmead

People living nearby condemned the actions of the 'mindless parasites', saying their actions would leave hundreds of children heartbroken.

This is a senseless and selfish act that will affect the local community. Do not protect those involved in this. Tell us.

– PC Molnar

Anyone with information can contact PC Molnar on 0208 721 2049 or email Thamesmead.snt@met.police.uk or call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.