Vandals damage Merimbula's town Christmas tree

A screen grab from CCTV footage capturing Saturday night's vandalism.
A screen grab from CCTV footage capturing Saturday night's vandalism.

CCTV footage of two youths vandalising Merimbula's large town Christmas tree is being circulated to police and the community hoping to identify the culprits.

The damaged tree on Sunday morning.

The damaged tree on Sunday morning.

The tree cost more than $3000 and was donated to the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce last year by the Merimbula Special Events Committee. On Saturday night, only a day after it was erected in the centre of town, two people climbed and vandalised the tree.

"To say we are disappointed is an understatement," said chamber president Nigel Ayling in posting the footage to the chamber's Facebook page.

"The video will be handed over to police along with a report for further investigation."

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