Fishing wire trap danger to cyclists at beauty spot

Fishing wire trap danger to cyclists at beauty spot

Fishing wire trap danger to cyclists at beauty spot

First published in News

Police are investigating after trip wires made out of fishing equipment were found at a beauty spot.

Sussex Police are warning cyclists to be on the lookout for the home-made traps which have been uncovered in a series of incidents in Paradise Woods and Friston Forest near to Eastbourne.

Most recently, a cyclist spotted fishing wire tied between two trees at neck level with the potential to bring a cyclist off their bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on contact police on 101quoting serial 1416 of 22/06/14.

 

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9:33am Tue 24 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

The Argus forgot to mention it poses a danger to horses, runners, partially sighted and blind people, not to mention deer and wildlife.
The Argus forgot to mention it poses a danger to horses, runners, partially sighted and blind people, not to mention deer and wildlife. Juleyanne
  • Score: 33

11:18am Tue 24 Jun 14

Take it Personally says...

There are some really sick people about
There are some really sick people about Take it Personally
  • Score: 13

2:44pm Tue 24 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

People who do this sort of disgusting thing should be jailed for life.
People who do this sort of disgusting thing should be jailed for life. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 6

7:26pm Tue 24 Jun 14

graham_Seagull says...

Juleyanne wrote:
The Argus forgot to mention it poses a danger to horses, runners, partially sighted and blind people, not to mention deer and wildlife.
Neck level on a bike is different to neck level walking. If the police believe it's targeted at cyclists then why not simply accept that's the case.
[quote][p][bold]Juleyanne[/bold] wrote: The Argus forgot to mention it poses a danger to horses, runners, partially sighted and blind people, not to mention deer and wildlife.[/p][/quote]Neck level on a bike is different to neck level walking. If the police believe it's targeted at cyclists then why not simply accept that's the case. graham_Seagull
  • Score: -9

7:48am Wed 25 Jun 14

Juleyanne says...

Police believe, but they cannot be sure who it is aimed at! I think if you wanted to get the tape measure out, there are horses or riders that could be affected and deer leap!
Police believe, but they cannot be sure who it is aimed at! I think if you wanted to get the tape measure out, there are horses or riders that could be affected and deer leap! Juleyanne
  • Score: 1

10:57am Wed 25 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

duo to the Argus response putton not working…

Juleyanne says...
The Argus forgot to mention it poses a danger to horses, runners, partially sighted and blind people, not to mention deer and wildlife.

Wippersapper Says…
And you forget people on mobility scooters and chars.
duo to the Argus response putton not working… Juleyanne says... The Argus forgot to mention it poses a danger to horses, runners, partially sighted and blind people, not to mention deer and wildlife. Wippersapper Says… And you forget people on mobility scooters and chars. wippasnapper
  • Score: 1

11:35am Wed 25 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

Just the other day I was reading a story whereby somebody was laying beds of nails on a plank of wood and placing them in the cyclist paths targeted at cyclists now we hear someone wants to decapitate the cyclists ha ponder to think WHY would anyone target cyclists what have they ever dun? ARE you may ask or you may say yer we all know there attitude to pre-zoom they have the right of way over everyone ells regardless of your ability’s young or old “YOU” MUST move out of there way so to be quite honest I can quite understand why someone would think this a splendid idea i.e. with all these reports of traps being laid targeted at cyclists maybe they will slow down and take more consideration of what may be ahead of them or maybe your one of the lucky ones that have had polite considerate cyclists who dote have an attitude wile your out walking your dog or just going for a walk through the woods et who think this sort of thing is sick well I have news for you one day your come across a cyclists with attitude or perhaps your be the lucky one to be hit by a cyclists going way to fast and not giving duo care and attention to others out enjoying there day.

I must admit I’m sick of hearing and reading the defense story’s of the cyclists who have been unfortunate to have been hit by a car ET O’ to no fort of there own of course but we all know some are at fort duo to there attar arraigns buy now yet again they are the victims of attack buy some unscrupulous person’s I would say these unscrupulous person’s are trying to get a message across to the cyclists SLOW down BE MORE considerate LOOK at what's ahead of you!
Just the other day I was reading a story whereby somebody was laying beds of nails on a plank of wood and placing them in the cyclist paths targeted at cyclists now we hear someone wants to decapitate the cyclists ha ponder to think WHY would anyone target cyclists what have they ever dun? ARE you may ask or you may say yer we all know there attitude to pre-zoom they have the right of way over everyone ells regardless of your ability’s young or old “YOU” MUST move out of there way so to be quite honest I can quite understand why someone would think this a splendid idea i.e. with all these reports of traps being laid targeted at cyclists maybe they will slow down and take more consideration of what may be ahead of them or maybe your one of the lucky ones that have had polite considerate cyclists who dote have an attitude wile your out walking your dog or just going for a walk through the woods et who think this sort of thing is sick well I have news for you one day your come across a cyclists with attitude or perhaps your be the lucky one to be hit by a cyclists going way to fast and not giving duo care and attention to others out enjoying there day. I must admit I’m sick of hearing and reading the defense story’s of the cyclists who have been unfortunate to have been hit by a car ET O’ to no fort of there own of course but we all know some are at fort duo to there attar arraigns buy now yet again they are the victims of attack buy some unscrupulous person’s I would say these unscrupulous person’s are trying to get a message across to the cyclists SLOW down BE MORE considerate LOOK at what's ahead of you! wippasnapper
  • Score: -1

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