VANDALS have struck at a Scarborough chalet block tearing a fence apart and using it to fuel a beach fire.
More than 30 planks of wood were snapped off the privately-owned barrier in the North Bay complex before being dragged to the sands.
A £500 reward has now been put forward by chalet’s upset owner to snare the culprits.
The damage, which was captured on CCTV, took place in a secluded grass area within the chalet block.
Phil Hughes, from PRH Construction Services Ltd, the agent acting on behalf of Ryedale Estates Ltd, said the vandalism had caused much “anger” and detracted from the drive to constantly improve the North Bay.
He said: “The owners of the North Bay chalets, both the private owners and Ryedale Estates, are spending considerable time and money in making the area the best beach chalet complex in Europe.
“The reward offered by the owner reflects the frustration and anger that we all feel with the mindless minority who constantly try to destroy any attempts to improve the beach front by their acts of vandalism and selfishness.
“Lets hope that this reward leads to the conviction of those responsible for this act of vandalism.”
Robert Dean, managing director of The Sands, said he was committed to catching those responsible.
He said: “There has been considerable investment in the North Bay beach chalets over the last few years and when an incident such as this happens we will do everything in our power to ensure the culprits are found and charged.
“We have the full incident on CCTV and anyone with information that will lead to a conviction may be entitled to a £500 reward.”
If anyone can help identify the vandals contact (01723) 364714.