VANDALS have torched a Mochdre postbox destroying the majority of letters and packages inside.

Colwyn Bay firefighters were called to put out the flames on Conwy Road, at 11.38pm on Saturday.

Now the Royal Mail is urging anyone who has concerns about mail posted in the box to contact them.

They are also asking anyone who saw or knows anything about the fire to contact the police.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: "We are aware that a postbox in Conwy Road, Mochdre, was vandalised on Sunday night.

"Unfortunately most of the mail that was in the box has been destroyed.

Any items that we have been able to salvage will be forwarded on to the recipients.

"No structural damage was caused to the postbox, and we are working on repairs as quickly as we are able.

"Anyone who has concerns about their mail should contact Royal Mail customer services on 03457 740 740.

Anyone with any information about what happened should contact the police."

A North Wales Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said: "We were called to Conwy Road, Mochdre, near Colwyn Bay, to a fire in a Royal Mail postbox.

"One crew from Colwyn Bay attended. A quantity of mail was destroyed. It is believed the fire was started deliberately."

A spokesperson from North Wales Police said: "We had a call at 11.52pm on Sunday night reporting a post box being on fire on Conway Road in Mochdre.

"If anyone saw someone acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the post box we would ask them to call 101 ref X139302."