IT IS one of those incidents that simply makes most people struggle for words.
The local community at Milnsbridge has spent time and effort making an area near the River Colne into a pleasant place for people to walk and to picnic.
Then the mindless vandals got in on the act. Why let people enjoy themselves and the beauty of this corner of the Colne Valley when it can all be smashed down and reduced to ashes. Quite literally.
For the members of the Milnsbridge Enhancement Group – and how ironic that name must seem to them now – have discovered that even supposedly vandal-proof benches can be trashed by those determined to wreck them.
The group says it will repair a stone seat that was also damaged but have no money to replace the picnic benches.
Perhaps when the vandals are caught, they can be made to pay either literally or by means of a bit of hard graft.