News from Auckland Police
Police have arrested a third young man, a 20 year-old, who will appear in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday charged with wilful damage of the Jewish graves last week in Auckland.
Earlier today, police arrested two other men, a 19 year-old and a 23 year-old, in connection with vandalism of the graves. Both will be charged with Crimes Act wilful damage. The 23 year-old appears in the Auckland District Court tomorrow while the 19 year old will be granted Police bail to appear on Tuesday.
News from Auckland Police – October 19
Police are investigating the damage to Jewish headstones and graves in a Karangahape Road cemetery.
Police inquiries today have established the damage must have occurred sometime since Wednesday afternoon.
Several graves and headstones were spray-painted with offensive symbols and abuse although there does not appear to be any structural damage to the graves.
Police are working closely with the Jewish community and Auckland Council, which aims to have the paint removed off all the vandalised surfaces by the end of the day.
Police are urging anyone with information about who is responsible for the spray-painted damage to contact Auckland City Police inquiry section on 09 302 6400 or e-mail email@example.com
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