A COUPLE of youths have admitted setting fire to part of a bowling green in St Asaph following their arrests.

Police and fire crews were called to St Asaph Bowling Green on Saturday, November 4 after reports of "foolish vandalism" carried out in broad daylight.


Spectator shelter set on fire 'deliberately' in St Asaph

In an update today (November 7), North Wales Police added: “On Saturday, we attended the bowling green in St Asaph after receiving a report of an arson.

“Two local youths were swiftly arrested, who have since admitted to setting fire to part of the bowling green.

“They have been given bail conditions, which they must adhere to.

“We will be increasing patrols in the area. If anybody sees anything suspicious, please contact us on 101, or 999 if it's an emergency.”

A spokesperson for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service previously said: "We were called at 3.50pm to a fire involving a wooden shelter for spectators.

"Two crews used two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

"The fire was thought to be started deliberately."

Rhyl Journal: The viewing shelter was destroyedThe viewing shelter was destroyed (Image: Aaran Lennox)

Cllr Colin Hardie, mayor of St Asaph, said: "It's extremely disappointing to learn that, once against the bowling club has been the subject of foolish vandalism.

“Luckily, on this occasion, the clubhouse itself has escaped with no fire damage but two viewing shelters were completely destroyed and also no one was injured.

"The club members, with the backing of the city council, work extremely hard to maintain this facility so that it is reputed to be one of the best in North Wales, the members must be totally devastated.

Cllr Peter Scott, deputy mayor, added: "It's very disappointing that someone has decided to set fire to assets at the bowling club again.

“I believe the fire destroyed a viewing shelter that was donated by the chairman of the club. Luckily, the clubhouse remained intact which is a small mercy, at least."