The Centralian Advocate Fri 28 May 2021
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04 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Police searching for motive in stabbings Ah Kit shocked following latest incident in her troubled electorate THE fatal stabbing of a man in Karama on Wednesday night is the latest in a spate of crime and political incidents in the suburb, with the alleged sexual assault of a toddler sending shockwaves through the community just two months ago. When asked for comment, Karama MLA Ngaree Ah Kit said she was shocked by the attack, but refused to comment further as the incident was the subject of an active police investigation. Like the community I represent, Im deeply shocked and saddened by the reports of a violent incident and the loss of a young life in Karama this morning, Ms Ah Kit said in a statement on Thursday. The Mounted Police unit has been sent out to the suburb as a measure of reassurance for the public in the wake of the death. NT Police Detective Senior Sergeant Jakson Evans said having extra cops on the ground was normal in light of the events. Its not uncommon to deploy police to reassure the community that we are out there, he said. It is a terrible incident to occur in Karama, and two stabbings on the same night in separate locations is very serious. So, we just wanted to reassure the community that we are out there and that they are present. NT Police Commander Matthew Hollamby told the NT News earlier this month police would act swiftly if issues in the suburb spiked again. It comes after a 17-year-old teenage boy who was allegedly stabbed in the back at a home on Sedge Crt in March. A 19-year-old was arrested for questioning over the alleged incident. Further, a 21-year-old man faced court in March for allegedly sexually assaulting a three-year-old child as they played in their Karama front yard. Just two weeks later, a local nail salon business was forced to close and travel to clients homes after youths took over the store and raided the shop front for cash. The incident sparked public outcry for Ms Ah Kit to do more about out-of-control crime in her electorate. In a radio interview around two weeks later, Ms Ah Kit said hundreds and hundreds of visitors to her electorate had led to the spike in crime and anti-social behaviour. Weve just had an influx of a lot more people making really bad decisions she said on Mix 104.9FM JUDITH AISTHORPE YEAR-ROUND IN THE PALMERSTON CITY CENTRE TIME RESTRICTIONS APPLY For further information visit palmerston.nt.gov.au Shop, dine and play locally. ENJOY