Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher has released the following statement regarding Bryce Cartwright:

“The club has been monitoring the behaviour of Bryce Cartwright's ex-girlfriend for some time.

“The situation escalated over the weekend with serious threats being directed towards Bryce and those close to him via social media platforms.

“As a result, this is now a NSW Police matter. We are most appreciative of the swift response by NSW Police to this situation. 

“The priority of Panthers is to ensure the protection, safety and wellbeing of Bryce, his partner and his family. We are affording Bryce all the support we can during this difficult time.

“The club will be making no further comment until NSW Police have concluded their investigations.”