Cyclist hurt after ‘impossible to spot’ wire tied across path

A 47-year-old cyclist was hurt after hitting the wire in Edinburgh.

Cyclist hurt after ‘impossible to spot’ wire tied across path SNS Group

A cyclist was seriously hurt when his bike hit a wire tied to fences across a path in Edinburgh.

The 47-year-old was tripped on the Newcraighall public park cycle track in Craigmillar.

Police said it would have been nearly impossible to spot the wire, especially by cyclists travelling at speed.

Officers were called on Sunday, March 7, to reports of a wire tied to fences crossing the track but there were no injuries reported.

However, on Wednesday, March 17, police were called again after a cyclist was seriously injured.

Police have asked anyone travelling on path to be careful and get in touch if they come across similar incidents.

Sergeant Kirsty McArthur said: “Tying wire across a path is a completely reckless thing to do. It would have been almost impossible for anyone to see the wire, particularly cyclists approaching at speed.

“This careless and selfish behaviour will simply not be tolerated and I am appealing to anyone who may have information in connection with these acts to come forward.

“If you were travelling on the cycle path at these times, please think back to try and remember if you saw or heard any suspicious behaviour. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1559 of March 17.

“I would also take this opportunity to warn those cycling on the path to be cautious of potential similar incidents and to report anything to 101 as promptly as possible.”

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