Police warn horse riders after trap left on trail

Police are warning horse riders, walkers and cyclists to be careful after a trap was discovered on a trail on Caerphilly Mountain this week.

The trap made from a block of wood and nails was left in the middle of a popular trail (Pic: Gwent Police)

The trap made from a block of wood and nails was left in the middle of a popular trail (Pic: Gwent Police)

The trap, made out of block of wood with nails sticking out of it, was discovered by a member of the public when he was walking his dog.

Having been placed on the middle of a trail, it could have caused a serious injury to those who failed to spot the trap in time. 

Police tweeted a picture of the image yesterday, stating that the trap had been placed on a track popular with horse riders, walkers, and mountain bikers. 

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: “A block of wood with exposed nails sticking out of it was located by a member of the public on Caerphilly Mountain on Wednesday 18th January.

"Officers attended the area, but the item had already been removed. Further enquiries are now being undertaken in relation to this.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 306 19/01/17."

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