"Senseless drunk Vandal", 43, is arrested for pouring beer over the Cenotaph at the Martin Place in Sydney, taking out the flowers from a wreath and placing a dirty cigarette in the gun. soldier & # 39;
- A man accused of disfiguring a monument to the fallen at Martin Place in Sydney
- A 43-year-old man was allegedly seen on CCTV around 9:30 pm on Thursday
- He allegedly poured beer on the statue of the soldier and placed the cigarette lighter on his arm
- The police claim that he removed the flowers from the crown and put them in the hand of the statue
Max Margan for Daily Mail Australia
A man was accused after allegedly pouring beer on the statue of a soldier and putting a cigarette lighter on an arm at a memorial to the fallen in Sydney.
The 43-year-old was allegedly seen on CCTV around 9:30 on Thursday afternoon removing flowers from a wreath and placing them on the statue at the Martin Place Cenotaph.
He also allegedly placed a cigarette lighter on the arm of the statue, placed a cigarette in his rifle and then poured beer on his feet.
The man was arrested nearby and charged with committing an offensive act on or in a memorial to the fallen and deliberately damaging or defacing a protected location.
Supposedly, a man served beer on a soldier statue and placed a cigarette lighter on his arm in this Sydney war memorial
A 43-year-old man was allegedly seen on CCTV around 9:30 pm on Thursday, removing flowers from a wreath and putting them in the statue's hand.
Inspector Gary Coffey described the alleged incident as "quite disappointing."
"There is no excuse for his behavior … you really can not give a reasonable explanation of why you would behave like that," he told Nine News.
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The network reported that the man was intoxicated at the time of his alleged crime.
Sydney's sunrise service is celebrated at the Cenotaph war memorial at Martin Place on the Memorial Day of each year
Inspector Gary Coffey (pictured) described the alleged incident as "rather disappointing"
Sydney's sunrise service takes place on the site each day on Memorial Day.
The NSW Prime Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, thanked the police for their "quick action" After the "senseless act of vandalism".
"An attack on any memorial to the fallen is an attack on Australian values and the heroic legacy of our veterans," wrote Ms. Berejiklian on Twitter.
The man has received conditional bail and must appear at the Local Downing Center Court on September 5.
The man allegedly poured beer at the feet of the soldier's statue (left) and is accused of placing a cigarette in his rifle (right)
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