Woman lucky to be alive after wire deliberately strung across Stevenage footpath

AN incident which could have led to someone being killed is being investigated by police.

A wire deliberately stretched across a cycle path in Gresley Way, Stevenage caught a woman around the neck.

Luckily it became detached and it did not cause her serious harm.

But investigating officer Insp Simon Tabert said: “The woman was lucky not to have sustained a very nasty injury.

“The wire had been strung across the path at neck height. If she had been cycling faster or had been riding a moped she could have been very seriously injured or even killed.”


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It happened at around 4.30pm on Monday as the 42-year-old woman was cycling along the track with her son, near to the Coopers Inn pub.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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