Police lay charges after statue defaced in Sydney CBD

Two women have been charged after a statue was allegedly defaced in Sydney’s CBD early this morning.

Police were alerted to graffiti on the statue in Hyde Park just after 4am (Sunday 14 June 2020).

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command attended and arrested two women – aged 27 and 28 – nearby on College Street.

Police will allege the women were found with a bag containing a number of spray cans.

The pair were taken to Day Street Police Station and both charged with destroy or damage property and possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene section 4(2).

They have both been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

Police will continue to conduct proactive patrols in the area.

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