Appeal after historic statue defaced in Sydney City

NOTE: Video and images of a man police believe can assist with their inquiries, and the graffitied statue, are available via Hightail:

Police are appealing for information after an historic statue was spray painted in Sydney’s CBD yesterday.

About 3.50pm (Wednesday 2 September), a man was seen graffitiing a statue of Queen Victoria outside the QVB before leaving the scene.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation.

Police also received reports of graffiti in other parts of the CBD and are investigating whether the incidents are linked.

As part of their investigation, they’ve released video and an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, of a slim build, and aged in his mid-20s.

At the time, he was wearing a white hooded jumper printed with a large blue eye and coloured paint on it, sunglasses, dark blue jeans, and white sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack and a skateboard.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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