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Vandals smash Christmas lights display
Kane Bullen at his Trigg home where vandals damaged his Christmas lights. Picture: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

A Trigg father says he has been left gutted after thugs used golf clubs to damage his Christmas lights display.

Kane Bullen and his family have proudly set up the Christmas lights in their front yard for the past three years.

This year, the centrepiece of the computerised display, a 5m illuminated Christmas tree with 10,000 LED lights topped with a 1m star, was attacked by vandals about 9pm on Sunday.

The lights, which raise money for charities including the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and SIDS and Kids, were switched on only two hours before the attack.

Mr Bullen said many people attended the opening night and, as usual, the feedback was positive.

"Everyone who comes past loves it, it cuts through to young and old," he said.

Mr Bullen said he could not understand why anyone would want to damage his display "which puts smiles on people's faces".

He did not hear the attack, but neighbours said they had heard the men cheering as they hit the tree.

"It was pretty difficult to explain to the kids what had happened. They are pretty upset as well," Mr Bullen, a father of three, said.

"My seven-year-old daughter (Allegra) said I'm just upset because 'of all the effort you put into it, Daddy'. It's pretty hard."

He said he hoped CCTV vision, which shows the offenders walking up the street before climbing through a candy cane fence then swinging their golf clubs into the tree, will help find them.

The vision clearly shows the group jumping into a late model white Range Rover.

Mr Bullen said one of the offenders left behind a Callaway golf club as they fled the scene.

Anyone with information that can help identify the group should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.