A Newtown mum has condemned the vandals who trashed her young son's cherished bicycle.

Judith Morgan said her son George had been left devastated to discover the bike he had played with for two and half years "twisted and buckled" and being thrown around by a group of boys at the town's Riverside Park on Sunday.

She said: "The bike my little boy had for his first birthday and survived near daily use by him for two and a half years survived 50 minutes when we made the awful mistake of forgetting when leaving in a rush to get to the toilet."

Judith welcomed the news that CCTV had been approved for installation at the site and hoped it would prevent future vandalism.

She said: "Unfortunately it is necessary and will make other young people think twice about what to do if they see a toy that has clearly been left behind."

The incident has been reported to the police.

In the meantime Judith thanked Bikes to the Future who will help rebuild the treasured childhood toy with parts from a new bicycle and the support of her neighbours.

She added: "My wonderful neighbours Gill and Dal have covered the cost of the new bike that will be used for parts for him for Christmas so they can continue to see him enjoying it on a daily basis."