Police lay charges over vandalism at Gosford

A man has been charged as investigations continue into alleged acts of graffiti across the public transport network.

In June 2020, officers from the Police Transport Command – North/Central commenced an investigation into acts of malicious damage on trains and railway stations on the Central Coast public transport network.

Following extensive inquiries, officers executed a search warrant a Hamlyn Terrace home about 6.30am today (Wednesday 21 October 2020).

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with five offences, including:

* go onto or into or remain on or in running lines,

* possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene,

* destroy or damage property,

* face blackened/disguised with intent to commit indictable offence, and

* possess prohibited drug

Police will allege in court that the man vandalised several trains at the Gosford Railway Yards in June 2020.

He is due to appear before Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about malicious damage across the public transport network is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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