Woman stalked in series of letters
A YOUNG woman in Darwin has been violently threatened and stalked for months, with letters sent to her home address earlier this year.
The incident has required police to establish a new operation for what has been described as a "particularly serious case" of stalking.
Serious Crime Squad detectives are investigating three letters that violently threaten the victim, which were received at her home address between July 6 and August 30, 2018.
NT Police have released the images of two males that they are working to identify, who they believe may be potential witnesses.
Both men were seen on Cavanagh Street in the Darwin CBD between June 12 and June 30 2018.
Serious Crime Squad detective acting senior sergeant Karl Day said they were urging any members of the public with information to come forward.
"We are hoping the males may be able to assist police with the investigation, ultimately leading to the identification of the particularly vile individual who is sending these letters," he said.
"The victim in this matter has received three letters. They were particularly violent in content, very serious of nature and of great concern for the investigators."
Sgt Day said the letters had resulted in a broader and ongoing investigation titled Operation Agnew but that the threats were an isolated incident.
"I know some older police who were involved in things many, many years ago but here in the Northern Territory it is a pretty recent sort of development.
"But I believe there have been a few interstate ones that are a bit similar but unrelated," he said.
"Any violence against anyone, particularly women, in any community is totally unacceptable."
Sgt Day said NT Police were working with the victim to implement a safety plan.
"She is absolutely shaken, of course she has concerns and so do we," he said.
"There was enough in the content to cause serious concern and we've worked closely with the victim to implement a safety strategy."
Anyone with information is being urged to contact police on 131 444 or anonymously on Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.