Man arrested for damage to Police Wall of Remembrance

A tip off has led to the arrest of a man, believed to be responsible for vandalising the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance in Sydney.

The 30-year-old was handcuffed on Tuesday night near The Domain, where the memorial is located.

The man allegedly resisted arrest and was taken to a nearby police station in a paddy wagon. While on the way, he allegedly lashed out and began kicking a rear window in the caged truck, causing it to shatter.


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Due to possible medical conditions, the man was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he remains.

When officers returned to The Domain they found black graffiti on the panels and the ground in front of the memorial, which honours fallen police officers. It was the second attack at on the wall, following the initial damage on Friday 20 May.

A crime scene was established which was examined by forensic specialists.

Police believe the two incidents are linked and expect to lay charges against the 30-year-old man when he is released from hospital.