Mid Wales

'Risk' as Cardigan Mwldan flood defences vandalised

St Mary Street, Cardigan
Image caption Flooding in Cardigan hit a number of homes in 2014

A community was put at risk after flood defences on a Ceredigion river were vandalised, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said.

Trespassers forced their way into the River Mwldan flood control room in Cardigan and damaged valves and a monitoring camera, NRW said.

They also put their lives at risk by entering the flood overflow channel.

The defence diverts water away from the town during heavy rainfall and high river flows.

Andy Irving, flood incident management team leader for NRW said: "People living and working in Cardigan will remember the terrible impact flooding has had on the town in the past.

"The reckless acts of these individuals undermines all the work we have done and the ordeal which people have gone through."

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Image caption Cardigan flooded in the 1980s
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