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Five men charged after Cenotaph damaged - Martin Place

Monday, 31 May 2021 06:12:01 PM

Five men have been charged after a Cenotaph was damaged in Sydney’s CBD at the weekend.

Yesterday (Sunday 30 May 2021), officers from Sydney City Police Area Command commenced an investigation after being told the bayonet of the Cenotaph had been damaged.

Inquiries revealed the damage occurred just before 3.10am on Saturday 29 May 2021.

Following extensive inquiries, three men, aged, 19, 20 and 21, were arrested at Sutherland Police Station about 1.30pm today (Monday 31 May 2021).

A fourth man, aged 21, also attended Sutherland Police Station this afternoon.

Three of the men – aged 19, 20, 21 – were issued Court Attendance Notices for desecrate protected place.

The second 21-year-old was issued a Court Attendance Notice for offensive conduct.

They are all due to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

About 3.30pm today, a fifth man, aged 21, was arrested at Sutherland Police Station and charged with destroy or damage property and commit offensive act in, on war memorial/interment site.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 28 June 2021.