THE National Trust has been working with Kingsbridge Police to address a spate of recent vandalism in its car parks.

The beauty spots at Snapes Point, Bolberry Down and East Soar have recently suffered from fires, damage to grassland and vandalised signs and donation boxes.

Emma Reece, Area Ranger commented ‘These sites are by their nature remote, and it is difficult to prevent antisocial behaviour. The damage can be very costly and also affects the fragile habitats in these areas.

‘We are really grateful to the local police, residents and farmers for their support in trying to tackle this problem.’

Kingsbridge Police ask if anyone has any information or witnesses any anti-social behaviour within the region please call the Police on 101, if it is happening now and damage is being caused then use 999.

The police need as much information as possible such as descriptions of vehicles, registration numbers and descriptions of people responsible.

PC Jo Pengilly, Salcombe Neighbourhood Beat Manager, explained: ‘These areas are widely used by our communities and visitors to the area, owing to the actions of these people it is causing them to be closed.

‘Please act positively to help us catch these offenders and try and prevent it.’

Countryside Manager, Richard Snow, explained: ‘These car parks are used by local and visiting walkers throughout the year and are important as the gateway to enjoying our beautiful coastline, we don’t want vandalism and litter to be the first thing people experience when they arrive.’