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JCB digger stolen in Newport and used to wreck playground

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Image caption Police were alerted after residents spotted a group of youths using the JCB to demolish a climbing frame

A digger was stolen from a construction site and used to wreck a children's playground nearby, police have said.

Residents alerted police after they spotted a group of youths using the JCB to demolish a climbing frame and goalposts at Black Ash Park in Newport.

Gwent Police said officers turned up only to find the culprits had fled after leaving a trail of destruction.

Councillor Alan Morris said it would be young people who suffer as there were "precious few" facilities in the area.

An appeal for witnesses has been made.

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Image caption Local councillor Alan Morris said young people would be the ones to suffer

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