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Boy injures neck after trap laid across path

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Original article from Kent Live

A rope tied across a path resulted in a boy on a bike sustaining neck injuries.

The rope in question has been seized by police to be sent for forensic examination.

The nine-year-old child was riding his push bike in woodlands near Wateringbury Road, East Malling at around 5.30pm on Saturday (June 19).

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He rode into the rope causing him to fall from his bike, sustaining injuries to his neck.

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Inspector Elizabeth Jones said it was being investigated as a case of attempted grievous bodily harm.

She said: "This incident is being investigated as a case of attempted GBH as the child could have sustained far more serious injuries as a result of this callous act.

"Thankfully his injuries were not more severe.

"In addition to sending the rope for forensic testing PCSOs have been patrolling the area in an effort to deter further offences and also look out for similar hazards.

"It may be that this was a poorly thought-out prank that went wrong and it would be advisable that the person responsible comes forward to explain their actions."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 01622 604100 quoting reference 46/106535/21.

Alternatively they can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form.

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