A man has allegedly urinated on a war memorial in Sydney during the week of Remembrance Day.
Security allegedly saw the 25-year-old man urinate on the wall of the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park about 12.50am on Sunday, police alleged.
Police arrested him at a nearby apartment complex before he was charged with committing an offensive act on a war memorial.
Security allegedly saw the 25-year-old man urinate on the wall of the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park about 12.50am on Sunday, police said
The 25-year-old man was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on December 9.
The charge comes nearly a year after a French tourist urinated on a war memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.
Brice Blanchard, 22, had just arrived in Australia and was drinking in the park with friends from his hostel on the night of December 10, 2019.
He was caught in the act on CCTV about 9.50pm and security guards jogged over just as he was zipping up his fly, and called police.
Blanchard waited with security and was ‘apologetic’ when officers took him to the station and explained what he’d done, court documents stated.
‘I was walking along and urinated on the wall, I didn’t know what the building was. I just got to Australia two days ago, I’m from France,’ he told police.
The backpacker, in Australia on a two-year work visa, pleaded guilty to committing an offensive act on a war memorial.
He was allowed to walk free on a nine-month conditional release order with no fine or conviction recorded.
French tourist Brice Blanchard, 22, claims he didn’t know he was urinating on a war memorial when he relieved himself in Sydney’s Hyde Park