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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Vandals sought over Anzac statue attack

Maryborough detectives are appealing for public assistance to identify a group of vandals that damaged the Duncan Chapman Memorial in Queens Park, Maryborough.

CCTV shows that at 12.20am on January 11, four people attended the Anzac memorial in Queens Park and bashed the memorial with rocks, causing chip marks to the statue’s face.

At the same time, panels along the military trail and an interactive digital screen were also smashed.

Wide Bay Burnett Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford said the Duncan Chapman statue held significant historical and cultural value to the Fraser Coast community.

“It is very disappointing to see offences like this committed against such important historical memorials in our community,” Detective Inspector Pettiford said.

“We are taking this matter very seriously and as part of our investigations, we are now appealing for public assistance to identify those responsible for this disrespectful act.”

The first offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, male, in his teens, with dark hair, wearing a black shirt and long dark pants.

The second offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, male, in his teens, wearing a patterned blue shirt, dark long pants and a cap.

The third offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, male, in his teens, wearing a black shirt, shorts and a cap.

The fourth offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, male, in his teens with dark hair, wearing a white patterned shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about this matter should contact police immediately.

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