Devon Lanes Booby-Trapped

Lanes around the East Devon village of East Budleigh are being turned into potential death-traps by a mystery saboteur.

Wire has been stretched across the lane, widths of iron and steel have been hidden along the path, branches have been stuck out to catch riders and even barbed wire has been  coiled into the lane.

The booby-traps started being laid earlier this year in the right of way between Frogmore Lane and the main Budleigh Salerton Road. That lane has since been cleared by the Trail Riders Fellowship, but the problem has moved to another lane often used by schoolchildren.

The latest incident happened this weekend when a cyclist was caught by cut branches draped into the pathway.

Postman Mark Fishwick of Vicarage Lane had a narrow escape earlier this year when he spotted a stretched wire at head height just in time to stop.

He's been talking to our reporter Wendy Buckingham  CLICK HERE

Mark says the person who is responsible should stop now, before someone is seriously hurt.

PCSO Sarah Trayhurn has asked residents to be vigilant and report any incidents they come across.

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