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Police memorial vandal allegedly linked to bashing by DNA

Police allege the accused left DNA evidence on the Police Remembrance Wall while allegedly defacing it. That DNA has linked him to 2006 bashing of Mrs Warn. Picture: Naomi White
Police allege the accused left DNA evidence on the Police Remembrance Wall while allegedly defacing it. That DNA has linked him to 2006 bashing of Mrs Warn. Picture: Naomi White

A MAN has been charged with the brutal bashing of the wife of Cricket NSW chairman John Warn after his DNA was left at the scene when he vandalised the Police Wall of Remembrance in The Domain.

Police will today claim Hayden Jones, 30, left his DNA and fingerprints on the memorial wall in May last year.

Marg Warn, the wife of NSW Cricket Chairman John Warn, required plastic surgery after the attack.
 

Marg Warn, the wife of NSW Cricket Chairman John Warn, required plastic surgery after the attack.


Jones, who has pleaded guilty to writing abusive messages and scratching the memorial, will face court today after being charged with bashing Marg Warn with a cricket bat after leaving a fancy dress party at Martin Place in January 2006.

Mrs Warn, who had been playing cricket with friends at the time, was left with serious injuries and facial fractures which ultimately required plastic surgery.

Police will allege Jones was one of three men who approached her when she was with friends about 9.45pm on the night she was bashed.

Jones was arrested yesterday and charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was refused bail and will appear in Central Local Court today to face the charges over Mrs Warn's bashing.

Topics:  crime police vandalism

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