A FOOTBALL ground in Llanfair Caereinion has been targeted by vandals again.

Broken pieces of glass have been found scattered on the football pitch, path and spectator stand at Mount Field.

Llanfair United FC said it was a “deliberate” act and have appealed for more information from the public.

In a Facebook post share on Monday, January 6, the club said: “We’ve recently found more vandalism in the stands on Mount Field.

“Three beer bottles had been deliberately smashed in the stands and on the path leaving glass all over the path, stand and pitch.”

It is the second time in less than seven months that the home ground of Llanfair United FC, Llanfair United Reserves and Llanfair United Ladies has been the target of vandalism.

In June, one of the spectator stands at Mount Field was damaged and some of the ‘tip-up’ seats were broken. Black graffiti was also found painted on the walls of a stand.

The town council has condemned the incidents in recent months which include damage to the Bridge Street public toilets and a footbridge near the railway.

The public toilets were temporarily closed for the fourth time in November following a spate of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour.

Latest figures from Dyfed-Powys Police reveal that 37 incidents of crime in Llanfair Caereinion were reported between December 2018 and November 2019.

Almost a fifth (18.92 per cent) of crimes reported to police were for anti-social behaviour. A total of seven incidents were reported including two on or near Wesley Street, and one on or near Mount Road. Anti-social behaviour incidents in the town spiked in June and September. The outcome of the incidents have not been revealed by police.uk data.

There were seven reported incidents of criminal damage and arson in the town during the same period. Four incidents, half of which happened on or near Bridge Street, resulted with “no suspects identified”. Only one investigation, also on or near Bridge Street, was completed by “local resolution”. Dyfed-Powys Police officers were “unable to prosecute suspect” for two incidents on or near Mount Road, which both happened in June. Police data reveal four incidents happened during the summer.