A MUM is upset after a football goal in a playpark she often takes her son to was vandalised.

The woman from Royal Wootton Bassett wishes to remain anonymous but couldn’t believe anyone would go to the efforts to destroy it.

She said: “I go to this park regularly with my four-year-old son and very annoyingly we saw the goal had been completely vandalised and smashed up.

"There was a group of lads when we got there but I don't know if they were the ones to break it. While we were there one of them did grab a pole and bring it into the playpark from the field.

"Little children like my son play in there so it could be quite dangerous."

The mayor of Wootton Bassett, Nic Hughes, said: “To ensure safety and prevent loss, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council Grounds Staff will work remove any items of equipment brought into the play areas and left by residents.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council will communicate to residents that they should not bring and/or leave large items of personal play or fitness equipment into the town’s play areas.”

This incident wasn't reported to the police but Wiltshire Police has asked people to report any vandalism.

A spokeswoman said: “We’d encourage the public to report incidents of criminal damage to us via 101 or via our online crime reporting tool so that action can be taken.”