A community park viewing station has been smashed up by mindless vandals.

The Saltmarsh Hub in Promenade Park, Maldon was closed to the public again after the vandals smashed through two panes of glass on the upper level of the platform.

The incident as come after the bottom area of the lookout station was also vandalised some months ago.

Dave Hamilton, from Maldon was incredibly frustrated that CCTV cameras have not yet been installed at the site, saying: "It is patently obvious cameras have not been installed, nearly all the windows have now been kicked out.

"I just wonder how long it will be before it is destroyed by a pyrotechnic vandal."

The Standard has contacted Maldon District Council for comment following this incident.