Investigators appeal for information after headstones vandalised with Nazi symbol - South Maitland

Friday, 03 February 2023 11:22:07 AM

Investigators are appealing for information after 10 headstones were vandalised in a suspected hate crime.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to a cemetery on Louth Park Road, South Maitland, last Tuesday (31 January 2023), and found 10 headstones had been spray-painted with a Nazi symbol.

A crime scene was established with a number of items seized. They will be forensically examined.

Investigators are following a number of lines of inquiry and are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.