Police investigating criminal damage at the Australian War Memorial

Can you identify this man?

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who allegedly committed criminal damage at the Australian War Memorial in the early hours of this morning. 

About 1.00am today (Friday, 14 June 2024), the man allegedly graffitied three areas at the War Memorial with pro-Palestinian slogans. 

The man, as depicted in the CCTV image, was wearing a black jumper, a black face covering, and khaki pants with dark knee patches at the time of the incident. 

Officer in Charge of City Police Station, Acting Inspector Lisa Broomhall, emphasised that criminal damage such as this on a national institution will not be tolerated. 

“Police are very disappointed this morning to see a national institution which holds a special significance to many being vandalised,” Acting Inspector Broomhall said. 

“We would like to remind the community that while peaceful protest is part of healthy democracy, criminal acts will not be tolerated. 

“Police will be investigating this matter thoroughly in an effort to ensure those involved are brought before the courts.” 

Anyone who can assist in identifying the man, or who has any information in relation to this incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference number 7774192. Information can be provided anonymously. 



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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