WOODEN structures at a Rhyl nature reserve were deliberately set alight and accelerants such as aerosol and perfume were used to worsen the flames.

Police are investigating the attempted arson which was attended by emergency services.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at the Glan Morfa Community Woodland on February 8.

The woodland trail on the banks of the River Clwyd is a wildlife haven for a variety of different birds, and a popular spot for walking and bird watching.

North Wales Police's Rural Crime Team are handling further investigations into the fire, and have called on members of the public to report any suspicious activity in the area.

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A North Wales Police spokesperson said: "It is very upsetting to see that there have been arson attempts at the Glan Morfa Community Woodland area.

"It is clear that the wooden structures have been deliberately set alight and accelerants such as aerosols, perfumes used to worsen the fires.

"The fire brigade were called to the area on the evening of February 8 but NWP have also attended the area to investigate other issues that Rural Crime Team will be investigating moving forward. 

"If you see anything suspicious in the area please do not hesitate to report it to North Wales Police online via webchat or by calling 101."