Case of damage to Port Lincoln statue deferred

A man reported for property damage against the Tuna Poler statue in December will be expected to face court in August following the first hearing at the Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

On January 9 police reported a 21-year-old Port Lincoln man after allegedly damaging the statue, located on the Port Lincoln foreshore near the town jetty, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

The man did not appear in court for the first hearing and the matter was deferred for August 19.

Police are still investigating a second incident involving damage to the statue done in the early hours of March 17.

Security camera footage was released of three suspects who were in the area at the time.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.