Police are appealing for witnesses after rubbish was thrown on the Eternal Flame at Memorial Gardens in Wagga Wagga this morning.
About 1.15am, officers were called to Victory Memorial Gardens, on Baylis and Morrow Street, after reports of someone throwing rubbish at the location.
On arrival police saw a man and found rubbish in the flames of the Eternal Flame at the gardens.
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Officers attempted to stop and speak to the man, who ran from the area.
There was no permanent damage to the Eternal Flame, and it remained alight.
Investigators are now appealing for assistance to identify a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm, thin build and black hair.
The Eternal Flame symbolises sacrifice and commemorates those who have served and those who have died in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.