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Aboriginal memorial statue in botanic garden vandalised

Police are appealing for assistance from the community after an Aboriginal memorial in the Australian Botanical Garden, Mount Annan was vandalised.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command were called to botanical garden yesterday to investigate extensive damage to a sandstone statue located within the Aboriginal Stolen Generation Memorial, pictured above.

Police say that initial inquiries suggest the damage – which is estimated to be valued at about $50,000 – occurred between 10am on Wednesday and 10.45am yesterday.

Local detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for information from the community to locate those responsible for the damage.

Anyone who was in the area during that time – particularly if they visited the Botanical Garden – or who witnessed suspicious activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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In a separate incident which occurred on the northern part of our region, police are appealing for the public’s help after a man was found with a serious head injury on a pedestrian crossing.

About 8.40pm on Wednesday police attached to Liverpool City Police Area Command were called to the northern side of the pedestrian crossing at the Hume Highway and Macquarie Street, Warwick Farm, where a man was lying injured.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital.

Further medical checks revealed the 42-year-old man had suffered a severe injury to his head and he underwent emergency surgery.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time or have dash cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers.

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