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Teenage vandals target Conwy nature reserve

North Wales Police were called after a gang of unruly youths were reported vandalising a Conwy nature reserve.

NORTH Wales Police were called after a gang of unruly youths were reported vandalising a Conwy nature reserve.

The call was made on Friday evening (26/04/24) when a group of a dozen or more teenagers were seen lining up and attempting to smash a noticeboard at Bodlondeb Woods – adjacent to the council HQ.

A dog walker, a man in his forties, intervened before the youths turned on the man shouting abuse and making threats.

The woman in her fifties asked not to be named but said another member of the public reported the matter to police.

She said, “There were perhaps 12 or 15 kids smoking or vaping or doing whatever they do in Bodlondeb Woods.

“I suppose they go there where they can’t be seen. But they congregated on the path. The boys were taking run ups and thumping the nature reserve sign and the glass noticeboard, attempting to smash the glass or plastic. They were likely trying to impress the girls with them.

“A man with his dog intervened and asked them to stop, but they didn’t. They  shouted abuse at him once he was a fair distance away. Another member of the public was there and called the police.”

Bodlondeb is listed by Visit Conwy as a local nature reserve between Bodlondeb Park and Conwy Estuary as a home to a variety of mammals, birds, and butterflies – with ‘wonderful views’ of the estuary and the Great Orme.

North Wales Police and Conwy County Council were contacted for a comment.

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