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Police call for public assistance after meteorite display cabinet is vandalised

By Madeleine Caccianiga

Police are seeking assistance from the public after the Murchision Meteorite 50th anniversary display cabinet was vandalised.

Murchison police Leading Senior Constable Ricky Keast said the damage was reported on Sunday, October 6.

“It would appear that someone has deliberately hit the glass, causing it to break and spider,” Sen Const Keast said.

He said the glass was hit with a blunt object more than once.

“Nothing appears to have been taken, it just seems to be unlawful damage resulting in an unnecessary cost to the community,” Sen Const Keast said.

He said the damage bill was estimated at about $400.

“We don’t have this sort of thing happen here — and understandably, after the celebration launch, the community is in uproar,” Sen Const Keast said.

Anyone with information is urged to phone Sen Const Keast on 5826 2222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.