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Warning after rope tied between trees 'garrotes' cyclist

Police are warning bikers and cyclists to be careful after a man on a pedal cycle was 'garroted' by a rope strung between trees on a popular throughway.

A 25-year-old man was left with extensive lacerations across his neck area after cycling through the wood on Edinburgh Way, Thetford, on Monday August 24, during the evening.

Police were also made aware that wood containing nails has been placed at head height down the alleyways from Edinburgh Way and Durham Way used by cyclists.

Norfolk police have issued a warning
Norfolk police have issued a warning

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 has been put in place but it may be in attempt to discourage cyclists and bikers.

"We would ask you 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.