KINGSCLIFF locals has been left devastated after their community Christmas Tree was damaged by vandals.
Around 6,000 locals celebrated the inaugural lighting of the tree on Friday night, only to find ornaments smashed and lights ripped out the following morning.
General Manager Troy Green said Council and the community were disappointed by the senseless vandalism and damage, estimated at $3,000.
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“It is disheartening to know there are people in our community that think this type of behaviour is appropriate at anytime, least of all at Christmas,” Mr Gree said.
“My staff and I have been receiving calls from local residents and businesses all morning about their disgust and witnessing of the vandalism, which has now been reported to police.”
Council is strongly encouraging anyone who witnessed the vandalism to provide further information and details by contacting their local police station.
Security surveillance in the area has been stepped up and it’s hoped the tree will be re-lit and back to its full glory by close of business Monday.