Children's play area in Mangotsfield damaged by fire

The play area was also damaged by fire in 2014. Credit: Lara Southwell

A fire has badly damaged a children's play area in South Gloucestershire.

Springfield Park in Mangotsfield has been gutted by the blaze which started at around 6.20pm on Tuesday 30 April.

Councillor Ian Boulton, for neighbouring Staple Hill, has condemned the incident as "mindless vandalism".

The fire has been condemned as Credit: Trefor Southwell

Trefor Southwell, who lives nearby, says his wife called the fire service.

The play area, which cost more than £80,000, was targeted by arsonists in May 2014.