A COMMUNITY orchard planted and tended by volunteers has again been targeted by vandals.

Now police have pledged to work with other agencies in a bid to stop similar incidents in the Parkstone area of Poole.

The vandalism was discussed at a meeting of the Newtown and Branksome neighbourhood watch group.

Trees and plants have been ripped from the ground and a Beryl bike abandoned at the site.

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A spokesman for Poole police described the damage as "mindless vandalism" and added: "This is an area that has been developed by volunteers who wish to give something back to our community.

"Poole Neighbourhood Policing Team are working closely with partners on a regular basis to tackle all the issues that our communities are raising."

Vandals also caused damage to trees and fruit bushes at the site last month.