Malicious damage to Inverell Shire Council Christmas decoration

Destroyed: This is not the first time the council's Christmas decorations have been vandalised.
Destroyed: This is not the first time the council's Christmas decorations have been vandalised.

For the second year in a row, Inverell Shire Council Christmas decorations have been maliciously damaged.

A star which lit up the Vivian Street roundabout was found crumpled on the ground over the weekend. Last year a trio of red trees on the Otho and Byron Street roundabout was damaged in a similar manner, as was the town Christmas tree in front of Tourism Inverell.

“It’s very disappointing that we have some members of our community that engage in this destructive behaviour,” mayor Paul Harmon said.

He said the council were receiving positive feedback for the decorations as a whole.

“I’ve had so many people say how wonderful Inverell looks, and the new decorations really give the town that whole Christmas feel.”

The incident was captured on CCTV cameras and an alleged offender was identified and interviewed by Inverell Police. The council said that charges will be laid. Cr Harmon thanked the Inverell Police and community members who assisted in swift action being taken.