YOBS have smashed glass on paths and thrown nature trail signs and beer bottles into a stream at a popular park.

Early morning dog walkers at Gheluvelt Park are concerned that their pets are at risk of stepping on shattered glass left scattered on paths.

Beer bottles and cardboard packaging are currently submerged in Barbourne Brook.

Thugs have ripped up a handmade nature trail sign and chucked it into the stream along the nature reserve.

Fortunately, the handmade sign has been rescued from the waters and is currently leaning against a tree.

Council workers are having to visit the park early in the morning to make sure it is suitable for visitors.

Gheluvelt Park is a top destination for families, particularly during the summer holidays, as well as with people walking their dogs.

Claines ward councillor Karen Lawrance said residents had been in touch about the spate of anti-social behaviour.

She has contacted the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team and other organisations to tackle the issue.

"I am very concerned and will be looking into it.

"Gheluvelt Park is a place which could be a sanctuary for people, families and dog walkers.

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"They should be able to enjoy it without having to be watching every step they take for broken glass."

A Worcester City Council spokesman said: “Worcester City Council’s parks teams are in action early every morning to make sure the city’s premier parks are clean, tidy and safe for visitors."

He added that anyone who does find a problem in one of the parks should email www.worcester.gov.uk/report-it.