A barbed wire ‘booby trap’ has been spotted on a bike path in Kent, that could potentially injure or kill cyclists.
The dangerous wire was spotted in Wormshill, Kent and now Kent Police are investigating this alarming discovery, which is said to be ‘capable of tearing a cyclist’s throat’.
This alarming picture of the trap was posted to Twitter by @BikesyUK yesterday.
Nightmare. Barbed wire traps set at cyclist neck height on Kentish trails around Wormshill. Please RT. pic.twitter.com/oVuGr4izqa
— Bikesy Price Comp (@BikesyUK) March 11, 2016
The image shows very thick metal wire with jagged edges stretched across the path at neck height.
It’s no surprise that cyclists reacted badly to the dangerous booby trap.
— Robbie Foster (@ROGUExMaGiiKz) March 11, 2016
— JULES (@Jules_jellypop) March 11, 2016
@kent_police Surely those responsible know it’s at a height capable of tearing out a cyclists throat. I hope the punishment reflects this.
— morgyface (@morgyface) March 11, 2016
— D Burdsal (@dburdsal) March 11, 2016Advertisement
Even former Top Gear star James May got involved in the debate.
— James May (@MrJamesMay) March 12, 2016
Why people would do something like this is just beyond me.