A CHILDREN’S playpark has been destroyed in an arson attack.
Firefighters from Rainton Bridge were called to the play area opposite Newbottle Primary School in Houghton Road, Houghton-le-Spring, at 8pm yesterday.
A metal and timber castle climbing frame had been set on fire.
It took crews half and hour to put out the blaze, which destroyed the equipment.
A spokesman for the fire brigade said: “This is just mindless vandalism.”