Crime Stoppers

Angurugu deaths Operation Benta Investigation status update

Sunday 08-Nov-2015 13:03

Northern Territory Police have obtained and reviewed video footage of Friday afternoon’s disturbance in Angurugu. The film appears to capture images of those involved in the death of the two males killed during the dispute.

Commander Tony Fuller said: “The footage shows a male struck by a spear thrown by a member of one of the opposing groups. ...

“Police believe the male who threw that spear is the second male who was killed.

“We understand that the community is grieving and in shock. However Police are asking the Elders and the community to assist in having these offenders come forward so that Police can bring them to justice.”

Commander Fuller said Police understand that many in the community may be fearful of revenge.

“We ask the offenders to make contact with local Police so that we can make arrangements to protect them.

“This is an extremely volatile situation which has been compounded by the death of another person on the island unrelated to this incident. “