IT will cost £2,000 to replace five Himalayan birch trees which were snapped in half by vandals in Kidderminster's Brinton Park.

Wyre Forest District Council said it was "deeply saddened and disappointed by this mindless act of vandalism" and is urging anyone with information to contact police on 101.

Councillor John Thomas, Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet member for operational services, said: “Our team works really hard to keep the district safe, clean and looking good.

"We are deeply saddened and disappointed by this mindless act of vandalism which took place in Brinton Park, Kidderminster on Friday evening.

“We’ve taken a look at the damage and it appears five of our Himalayan birch trees will need replacing, costing in the region of £2,000.

"If anyone has any information about this incident, please report it to the police directly on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers at”

Meanwhile one Kidderminster dog walker is also offering a cash reward for information which leads to the vandals being brought to justice.

Jeremy Thomas told The Shuttle: "I was horrified when I saw what had happened. I take my dog for walks there often. It's shocking.

"My grandad worked on that park many years ago and I love nature. I do a lot of litter picking in the local community and things like this are happening more and more often. It breaks your heart.

"I thought by offering a reward it might encourage people to come forward and name the people who did this.

"I'll pass the names onto police and once it has been proved I will give a reward."

Jeremy is encouraging anyone with information to email