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.

We saw smoke from the window and my wife called the fire brigade, who had already been called.

Trefor Southwell

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