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Police appeal for assistance after war monument vandalised - Clarence Town

Monday, 05 June 2017 01:33:12 PM

Police are appealing for public assistance following the malicious damage of a war monument in the Port Stephens area.

Sometime between 5pm Wednesday 31 May and 5pm Friday 2 June 2017, a World War I Cenotaph at the intersection of Queen Street and Grey Street, Clarence Town was marked with black texta.

A polished granite section of the monument was defaced, with the initials ‘AC AB’ written across the names of fallen service men and women.

Detective Inspector Scott Parker from Port Stephens Local Area Command labelled the act disgusting.

“Memorials such as this are a reflection of the pride and appreciation that the community has for service men and women, past and present.

This is a small, tight knit community and we are hopeful that someone will come forward with information that will help in identifying the person who committed this disgusting act.”, he said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Port Stephens Police or Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.