Who is Gordon Police hunt stalker who sends distinctive threatening greetings cards
“Do you recognise this handwriting, the name Gordon or the signature with the five crosses? Do you know who may be sending these cards?”If you work in a shop which sells cards, or if you work in the postal service, do you recognise the handwriting or the distinctive pattern of crosses? His handwriting and strange pattern of crosses are clues to his identityCredit:Avon and Somerset Police/PA The woman, who has been receiving the cards, said: “This has been going on for so long – someone out there must know who it is.”Whether it’s the distinctive crosses, the handwriting or the name they call themselves, if you recognise anything that could help the police, please let them know.” Police are on the hunt for a stalker who calls himself “Gordon”, whose distinctive poison pen letters are written on animal-themed greeting cards.The stalker has waged a six-year stalking campaign against a woman, but police believe his unusual style and consistent stationery choices could hold clues to his identity.Police said the cards have been sent over six years but they have become more graphic and threatening in nature over the past two years and include threats to commit rape.The offences have all happened in Bristol and we believe the offender is sending the cards from somewhere within the Bristol postmark area.Shopkeepers who sell the cards have been asked to be vigilant and to see whether they recognise his handwriting. Detective Constable Patrick Prescott, who is leading the inquiry, said: “We’re releasing extracts of the offender’s handwriting and signature as we believe someone will recognise the style and know who the sender is. “The content is becoming increasingly sexually explicit and aggressive in nature and includes threats to commit rape and stalking offences.”We’ve been working with a criminal profiler at the National Crime Agency to examine and risk-assess the offender’s behaviour and are continuing to progress numerous lines of enquiry.”Thorough analysis of the communications has been carried out and the possibility the offender has sent, or is sending cards or letters with similar content to other people cannot be excluded.” Gordon likes sending cards featuring catsCredit: Avon and Somerset Police/PA The stalker has sent rape threatsCredit:PA/ Avon and Somerset Police The detective added: “If you have been receiving similar correspondence then we want to hear from you.”You may recognise one or more of the characteristics but can’t believe the person you have in mind would commit offences like this.”It could be a colleague, friend or even a family member. We’d ask you to please report any concerns or suspicions to help us make this stop.”Harassment offences can cause significant distress to victims and disrupt their daily lives but we’ll do all we can to make sure we investigate crimes, gather evidence and whenever possible, bring offenders to justice.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.