Police in Norfolk are warning bikers and cyclists to exercise extreme caution after a male on a pedal bike was seriously injured after striking a rope that had been strung between two trees on a popular throughway in Thetford.
The 25-year-old man was left with severe injuries to his neck after cycling through the wood on Edinburgh Way on Monday (24th August) evening.
Police were also made aware that planks of wood containing nails had been placed at head height down the alleyways from Edinburgh Way and Durham Way.
The route is a popular one with local cyclists.
PC Nik Harris:
“We are concerned as these throughways are sometimes used by cyclists on their way to from work.
“We do not know why the rope and wood have been put in place, but it may be an attempt to discourage cyclists and bikers.
“We would ask you to report anti-social behaviour in the areas to police rather than take matters into your own hands if this is the case.
“Although we know these routes are not strictly meant for cyclists or bikers we do not want to find people are being seriously injured.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Nik Harris on 101 quoting crime reference: 36/60081/20.
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