Information boards at a war memorial park in Dudley have been vandalised by mindless criminals.

The boards at Grazebrook Park , which commemorate those who lost their lives in both World Wars, were smashed on May 19.

Grazebrook Park received a 60k renovation a few years ago, refurbishing the cross in the centre of the park and adding information boards.

Secretary of Friends of Buffery Park group, who also look after Grazebrook Park, Lynn Horton said she is appalled by the damage. She said: "The park was vandalised not long after Christmas and now it has been vandalised again. It is just so sad that people have died for us and it comes to this. People have no respect.

"Police are trying to get some money to get the boards reinstated with metal rather than the reinforced plastic they are currently covered with.

"We have not got the money as a group to replace the damage as our money is tied up with the regeneration of the Buffery Park playground.

"How can someone do something like this?"

The park forms the centre of St Thomas' war remembrance service.

Dudley Councillor for St Thomas’s ward Steve Waltho said: "It is a disgrace that people cant respect a war memorial and that these mindless vandals have targeted boards commemorating our heroes.

We will not give in to these vandals and let them get the better of us."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We are investigating after a glass-fronted wildlife sign in Grazebrook Memorial Park, Grazebrook Road, Dudley, was smashed sometime in the early hours of Wednesday 19 May.

“Anyone with information can contact us via live chat or by calling 101 and quoting crime reference number 20/801807/21. “