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'Lowlife' drive-by vandals destroy numerous Anzac Day crosses in Huntly

Anzac Day commemorations in Huntly have been soured with vandals destroying crosses by driving over them in a vehicle.

In a Facebook post, Antonello Savini said a witness had told him that on Saturday a group of people in a car “approached the site with the intent of destroying the white crosses”.

"This act of vandalism is insensitive to our united community, the RSA, and all the families of our Nation who lost their soldiers and loved ones during the war. This is a serious offense to our beautiful town of Huntly,” he wrote. 

Many of the ruined white crosses were pictured in the post, wrecked or broken apart.

Many of the men whose crosses were destroyed had never had a grave and were missing in action, Huntly RSA president Frank McInally told Stuff.

"Some lowlifes have crawled out from under a stone and decided to drive across the park and flatten them," Mr McInally said.

"A lot of work goes into them and a lot of work goes into the research, too, but it's not about the money - it's disrespectful,” he said.

Mr Savini said the witness had been in contact with the police following the vandalism. 

He also called for members of the Huntly community who might also have witnessed anything  to come forward and contact the police as well.