Girl suffers throat injuries after trap in park

The 6-year-old victim was riding her bike along the path with her grandparents when she rode into a cycle brake cable that had been tied across the path. The cable caught her across her throat, pulling her from her bike.

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Hunt for vandals who tied cable that injured young girl

A six year old girl has been injured after cycling into a wire that had been deliberately tied across a path in a children's park in Hampshire.

Her grandfather says the vandals had obviously intended to cause harm.

Lilly Bailey-Deacon was caught across the throat when she pedalled into a cycle brake cable.

She described the prank as 'very nasty'. Her grandfather says it's horrific. Kerry Swain has the story.

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Cable tied across path injures 6-year-old girl

The dangerous cable tied across the path hurt the 6-year-old girl Credit: ITV Meridian

A 6-year-old girl had a lucky escape after she cycled into a brake cable - which caught around her throat in a Hampshire park.

The girl was riding her bike along the path with her grandparents at Wheatlands Park in Titchfield, Fareham.

The cable was tied across the path and caught the young girl across her throat, pulling her from her bike.

She suffered bruising to her throat as a result of the incident.

Police are searching for those responsible who tied the cable.

Lilly Deacon's neck after she cycled into the cruel trap in a park Credit: ITV Meridian

Girl, 6, suffers throat injuries cycling into trap in park

A 6-year-old girl had a lucky escape after she cycled into a brake cable - which caught around her throat in a Hampshire park.

The girl was riding her bike along the path with her grandparents at Wheatlands Park in Fareham.

The cable was tied across the path and caught the young girl across her throat, pulling her from her bike.

She suffered bruising to her throat as a result of the incident.

“The cable was fixed deliberately to catch people using the path, and could have caused serious injury. I am very keen to trace those responsible to ensure there is no repeat incident, and to make them aware of how dangerous this could have been.

“I would like to appeal to anyone using the park who may have seen anyone fixing the cable in place or tampering with an abandoned purple and white child's BMX which has been left at the scene. In particular we would like to speak with two boys, aged around 15 or 16, who were sat in the nearby play park at the time of the incident, as they may have vital information.”

– PC Jim Heath
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