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6th Dec, 2021

Police investigating after barbed wire was deliberately put across cycle paths on the Malvern Hills

POLICE are trying to track down people who dangerously placed barbed wire across cycle routes on the Malvern Hills.

A warden attended the site and removed two sections of wire that had been placed across trails on the Hills in the woods near to Holywell.

A spokesperson from the Malvern Hills Trust said: “We are gravely concerned to see the wire strung across the trails, but are relived that no one was injured by them.

“It is never acceptable for individuals to go out and place barbed wire like this across any path, route, track or trail on the Hills due to the risk of causing injury or damage.

“Such behaviour puts anyone who comes to the Hills for exercise or for recreation, including cyclists, walkers, joggers and horse riders, at risk of injury.”

The trust added it condemned the dangerous behaviour and asked that anyone who witnessed unofficial barriers being put on routes or wire obstacles like this to report them to the police and also to the trust which will remove them.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101.

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