Hunt for yobs who deliberately strung up cabling in park that left girl, 6, with neck injuries

Hunt for yobs after wire catches child's throat

Hunt for yobs after wire catches child's throat

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POLICE are hunting yobs who tied cabling across a park path which left a six-year-old girl with serious injuries to her neck.

The youngster was out on her bike with her grandparents when she rode straight into the wire which had been strung up deliberately.

The brake cabling from a bicycle caught her around her throat and pulled her from her bike.

She was left with nasty bruising to her throat as a result.

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

PC Jim Heath, leading the investigation, said: “The cable was fixed deliberatley 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 childs 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 is asked to contact PC Heath, at Park Gate police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

• This story was updated at 4.12pm following an update from Hampshire police saying they had the age of victim wrong.

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12:20pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Franks Tank says...

The NFNPA are trialling their new tactics perhaps.
The NFNPA are trialling their new tactics perhaps. Franks Tank
  • Score: -13

12:31pm Tue 19 Aug 14

S!monOn says...

A sickening act and those that are responsible should face serious consequences.
A sickening act and those that are responsible should face serious consequences. S!monOn
  • Score: 51

12:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mary80 says...

String up wire on a path to cause injury should get a mandatory sentence of 10 years no ifs or buts
String up wire on a path to cause injury should get a mandatory sentence of 10 years no ifs or buts Mary80
  • Score: 55

12:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

lewissv says...

Truly sickening. Mind blowing how anyone could be so stupid. Really need to find who did this & deal with the very effectively.
Truly sickening. Mind blowing how anyone could be so stupid. Really need to find who did this & deal with the very effectively. lewissv
  • Score: 47

2:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

riverbanks says...

Should be treated as attempted murder.
Seen it on a film where a wire across the road was used to kill off a motorbike gang, how do we know these people didn't see the same film and decide to try it out themselves? That would be attempted murder.
Should be treated as attempted murder. Seen it on a film where a wire across the road was used to kill off a motorbike gang, how do we know these people didn't see the same film and decide to try it out themselves? That would be attempted murder. riverbanks
  • Score: 29

4:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

acid drop says...

Mary80 wrote:
String up wire on a path to cause injury should get a mandatory sentence of 10 years no ifs or buts
find the scrotes and hang em high
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: String up wire on a path to cause injury should get a mandatory sentence of 10 years no ifs or buts[/p][/quote]find the scrotes and hang em high acid drop
  • Score: 20

4:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Millie0505 says...

There are some disturbed minds out there, the thing that worries me most about this is was it actually deliberately intended for a child? The height that it would have had to have been at to cause this poor little girls injury, while sitting on her bike, probably would have been waist/tummy height on an adult walking or jogging maybe and possibly not have done so much damage, correct me if I am wrong.
There are some disturbed minds out there, the thing that worries me most about this is was it actually deliberately intended for a child? The height that it would have had to have been at to cause this poor little girls injury, while sitting on her bike, probably would have been waist/tummy height on an adult walking or jogging maybe and possibly not have done so much damage, correct me if I am wrong. Millie0505
  • Score: 14

4:54pm Tue 19 Aug 14

puppyfat says...

acid drop wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
String up wire on a path to cause injury should get a mandatory sentence of 10 years no ifs or buts
find the scrotes and hang em high
by there own wire i hope
[quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: String up wire on a path to cause injury should get a mandatory sentence of 10 years no ifs or buts[/p][/quote]find the scrotes and hang em high[/p][/quote]by there own wire i hope puppyfat
  • Score: 9

6:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mary80 says...

This was not a case of yobs being bored this goes beyond "haw haw let's do something silly", this very near KILLED someone and i am hoping for ONCE our courts actually give them a real harsh sentence. If the child had been going any faster or on something motorised this could have had a tragic end, Its high time bored teens were forced to actually DO something other than sit on their butts doing things that could injure/kill
This was not a case of yobs being bored this goes beyond "haw haw let's do something silly", this very near KILLED someone and i am hoping for ONCE our courts actually give them a real harsh sentence. If the child had been going any faster or on something motorised this could have had a tragic end, Its high time bored teens were forced to actually DO something other than sit on their butts doing things that could injure/kill Mary80
  • Score: 18

6:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

downfader says...

Millie0505 wrote:
There are some disturbed minds out there, the thing that worries me most about this is was it actually deliberately intended for a child? The height that it would have had to have been at to cause this poor little girls injury, while sitting on her bike, probably would have been waist/tummy height on an adult walking or jogging maybe and possibly not have done so much damage, correct me if I am wrong.
A guy I spoke to on an online cycle forum once posted photos of his neck after a similar attack on a well used cycle path. It nearly cut his throat, there was blood everywhere and you can imagine his terror seeing said blood gushing out.

Sadly this is now a common tactic. I would hazard a guess that the idiot that did this didnt do it to get a kid but possibly to make a point to adult riders. Bristol, Brighton and York have all had similar attacks recently.
[quote][p][bold]Millie0505[/bold] wrote: There are some disturbed minds out there, the thing that worries me most about this is was it actually deliberately intended for a child? The height that it would have had to have been at to cause this poor little girls injury, while sitting on her bike, probably would have been waist/tummy height on an adult walking or jogging maybe and possibly not have done so much damage, correct me if I am wrong.[/p][/quote]A guy I spoke to on an online cycle forum once posted photos of his neck after a similar attack on a well used cycle path. It nearly cut his throat, there was blood everywhere and you can imagine his terror seeing said blood gushing out. Sadly this is now a common tactic. I would hazard a guess that the idiot that did this didnt do it to get a kid but possibly to make a point to adult riders. Bristol, Brighton and York have all had similar attacks recently. downfader
  • Score: 9

10:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Vegasphil says...

Maybe the police will take notice of this awful incident in the park, and actually bother visiting it to disperse the groups that gather during holidays and evenings.

Let's hope these scumbags are caught, or have the balls to hand themselves in to face the consequences of their stupidity.

The park is popular and a nice place to go. Hopefully the little girl and her grandparents/parents won't be put off visiting again when she's ready.
Maybe the police will take notice of this awful incident in the park, and actually bother visiting it to disperse the groups that gather during holidays and evenings. Let's hope these scumbags are caught, or have the balls to hand themselves in to face the consequences of their stupidity. The park is popular and a nice place to go. Hopefully the little girl and her grandparents/parents won't be put off visiting again when she's ready. Vegasphil
  • Score: 9

10:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

redsonija@aol.com says...

The same thing happened in Whitely last week- maybe not a coincidence? Severe lack of police presence in the area which does not help. Nasty little scrotes
The same thing happened in Whitely last week- maybe not a coincidence? Severe lack of police presence in the area which does not help. Nasty little scrotes redsonija@aol.com
  • Score: 7

11:06am Wed 20 Aug 14

WoolstonSean says...

redsonija@aol.com wrote:
The same thing happened in Whitely last week- maybe not a coincidence? Severe lack of police presence in the area which does not help. Nasty little scrotes
So do you think the Police should be patrolling woods then, these sort of things will always go unnoticed untill a situation occurs, the culprits would be well away from the area once an incident such as the one reported happens. As much as these sort of things disgusts me I am afraid they will continue as kids these days lack any respect.
[quote][p][bold]redsonija@aol.com[/bold] wrote: The same thing happened in Whitely last week- maybe not a coincidence? Severe lack of police presence in the area which does not help. Nasty little scrotes[/p][/quote]So do you think the Police should be patrolling woods then, these sort of things will always go unnoticed untill a situation occurs, the culprits would be well away from the area once an incident such as the one reported happens. As much as these sort of things disgusts me I am afraid they will continue as kids these days lack any respect. WoolstonSean
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Wed 20 Aug 14

spatuluk says...

Sounds like the Police just want to slap the culprits on the wrist and send them on their way. Those silly pranksters!

Except that this is pre-meditated violence. Quite extreme, violence too - roughly the equivalent of going up to a stranger and hitting them full-force with a length of pipe. And this was done to a child!

Whoever did it should get solid jail time. There's no excuse for attempted GBH.
Sounds like the Police just want to slap the culprits on the wrist and send them on their way. Those silly pranksters! Except that this is pre-meditated violence. Quite extreme, violence too - roughly the equivalent of going up to a stranger and hitting them full-force with a length of pipe. And this was done to a child! Whoever did it should get solid jail time. There's no excuse for attempted GBH. spatuluk
  • Score: 6

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