An Australian flag was lowered into the ‘flame of remembrance’ at Sydney’s War Memorial in Hyde Park this afternoon.
Police said the incident was captured on CCTV and revealed a woman as the lead suspect.
Here is the official police report:
Police from Sydney City Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding a small fire at the War Memorial in Hyde Park today.
Emergency Services were called to the memorial about 12.40pm (Wednesday 1 October) following reports of a small fire inside the building.
On arrival, police found an Australian flag that had been lowered into the flame of remembrance causing a small fire which was extinguished.
The incident was captured on CCTV and a review of the footage shows a woman of Caucasian appearance, aged between 35 and 45, with light brown shoulder length hair. She was wearing a black and white dress with black long sleeves and ballet flats.
Police are currently searching the area for a woman matching this description.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact Crime Stoppers online: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
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