Jogger injured by footpath cord

A 33 year old woman suffered serious neck injuries after colliding with a cord that had been tied across a footpath.

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Police searching for those responsible for jogger injury

The woman suffered serious head and neck injuries. Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Police are continuing their search for the person responsible for tying a rope across a path which seriously injured a jogger.

The 33 year old woman ran into cord from a lifebelt that had been tied at neck height across the bridge over the River Exe in Exeter. She suffered head and neck injuries.

Jogger seriously injured running into cord

The cord was tied across this bridge. Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A jogger is in a serious condition in hospital after being caught in a cord that was tied across a footpath in Exeter.

The 33-year-old woman was crossing a bridge near the Double Locks when she ran into it.

The cord, which was taken from a lifebelt stored near the bridge, was tied at chest height and sent her flying backwards.

She's understood to have suffered a serious neck injury. Police say the cord was a deliberate trap set up to target cyclists and runners.

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