Tripwire leaves Kirkby motorcyclist with broken collarbone

NMAC11-2788-2'Scene of accident involving a motocyclist who broke a collar bone when he was knocked off his bike by a trip wire that had been tied over a path linking Oddicroft Lane and Penny Emma Way in Sutton.
NMAC11-2788-2'Scene of accident involving a motocyclist who broke a collar bone when he was knocked off his bike by a trip wire that had been tied over a path linking Oddicroft Lane and Penny Emma Way in Sutton.

A MOTORCYCLIST is in hospital with a broken collarbone after he was knocked from his bike by a length of wire tied across a Kirkby footpath.

The 33-year-old man fell from his bike after hitting the wire, which had been tied at head height between a tree and a fence post across the path that links Oddicroft Lane and Penny Emma Way.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, at around 3.30pm on Friday, and have revealed that wire was also strung up along the path in June.

Det Sgt John Wadden said: “This is an incredibly reckless thing to do and it has resulted in a serious injury. It could have been so much worse. Fortunately the rider saw the wire as he approached and was able to duck a little, but was unable to avoid contact.

“We fully acknowledge that this man should not have been riding his motorbike along this path and he has been spoken to about that. However, it is also imperative we find out who has erected this wire because their actions were potentially lethal.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or can help identify those responsible for tying the wire across the path should telephone DS Wadden at Hucknall CID on 0300 300 99 99 ext 804 4733 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.