YOUNG vandals have destroyed flowers which were planted by a community group to brighten up a Great Harwood park.
The daffodils, which were among 7,000 bulbs planted by the Friends of Memorial Park last year, were crushed in the incident on Tuesday night.
Great Harwood Police were called out to the park after residents spotted youths rolling through one of the flower beds, which contains 750 daffodils.
Chairman Ian Wilkinson said: "We planted 7,000 bulbs in the park in October - in the three main flower beds and along the side of the path - and they have looked wonderful over Easter. People have been coming into the park specifically to look at them and that is what we did it for, but a few people want to spoil it for everybody.
"Obviously people involved in the park are very disappointed, it is a bit disheartening."
The Friends of Memorial Park planted the bulbs in October in a scheme funded by the Green Partnership Awards and Great Harwood Area Council, after Hyndburn Council said it did not have the cash to put flowers in the beds.
Mr Wilkinson added: "We are trying to work together with the police. It is a public park and what we try to say to people is use the park but don't abuse it and then everyone can enjoy it."
Sergeant Ian Corbett of Great Harwood Police said: "We attended after a call from residents saying youths were causing damage to the flower beds. We are aware of the situation and we are looking into it."