AN arson attack on a Pembrokeshire sports club building is being investigated by police.

The blaze, causing damage running into four figures, occurred at Saundersfoot Cricket Club's scoring shed on the village's King George V playing fields.

The fibreglass structure and items inside - including a scoring board, grounds equipment and a trailer - were all destroyed in the fire, which was extinguished by Tenby firefighters.

Saundersfoot Cricket Club's secretary, Roger Stanford, described the incident as "worrying".

"Vandalism has been ongoing on the sports field and the changing rooms for years, but this time it has taken quite a sinister turn," he told the Western Telegraph.

"The fire was certainly not something started by a discarded cigarette end - there must have been an accelerant used."

The club, which fields senior teams in the Pembrokeshire League as well as four junior sides, had the scoring building donated only last year from SWALEC, who used it as a sub-station.

Added Mr Stanford: "The fire took hold very quickly, and it was lucky that the fire brigade got there in time because the flames were just about to catch the trees bordering the nearby Shrublands caravan site."

A police spokeswoman confirmed that an investigation into the blaze is underway.

She added: "It is believed the fire was started deliberately, and has destroyed the shed.

"The incident was reported at around 5pm on Tuesday February 27.

"Anyone with information that could help the enquiry is asked to contact 101."

A spokesman for the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that crews from Tenby were called to the scene at 5.14pm on Tuesday.

He added: "A shed, measuring approximately 5m x 3m, and the surrounding area, was well alight and extinguished by firefighters using two hose reel jets and a water shuttle.

"The fire service made the area safe and left the incident with the police at 5.58pm."