BOSSES at a Newtown pub have slammed vandals after their efforts in putting up bunting ahead of Wales's opening Euro 2020 clash was vandalised.

The Lion, in Shortbridge Street, was decorated ahead of the nation's come-from-behind draw with Switzerland on Saturday.

However, the bunting was damaged overnight and bosses say they have banned the people responsible for it, and issued a warning to others for their behaviour.

A social media post said: "The Lion will not tolerate any form of vandalism wether (sic) it be to a cheeky item or an expensive item.

"Yesterday we spent some time putting Euro bunting and decorations up for our customers while they are supporting their teams during Euros (only) for some young men to come in last night and deliberately damage and rip them down meaning they haven’t even lasted a day.

"These may be cheaply bunting as I was told last night, but they still cost and it’s not the point, they are not there to be touched, it’s not acceptable behaviour.

"If you are drinking in a pub you are adults so we would be grateful if you acted like adults.

"The same as usual, we ban anyone for any behaviour like this, we know the persons involved we have lovely CCTV footage of them in action, I’m sure you know who you are, your one month ban begins today.

"Please respect the pubs and staff while you are out, many have spent lockdowns refurbishing and for staff it’s very difficult times for us to work with restrictions.

"We work hard for you so please respect us and don’t spoil it for others and yourselves – thank you."