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Young girl caught by cable across throat while riding bike

Police have appealed for information following the incident in Wheatlands Park, Titchfield Common

Police have appealed for information following the incident in Wheatlands Park, Titchfield Common

 

POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a six-year-old girl was caught across her throat while riding her bike in Titchfield Common.

The girl was riding along the path with her grandparents when she rode into a cycle brake cable that had been tied across the path, pulling her from the bike.

The incident took place between 4.10pm and 4.55pm on Thursday, August 14, at Wheatlands Park, Titchfield Common.

She suffered bruising to her throat.

PC Jim Heath, of Hampshire Police, said: ‘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.’

Anyone with any information should call Hampshire Police on 101 or alternatively call charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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