Police from Tweed Byron Police District have commenced an investigation after hundreds of tacks, nails and screws were found on a bike trail at Murwillumbah.
Earlier this month, police were notified about the incident on the Northern Rivers Rail Trail between Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby.
Community members and police have since recovered hundreds of tacks, nails and screws, believed to have been deliberately placed on the recently opened track.
Tweed Byron PD Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Kehoe said those responsible may have underestimated the serious nature of the offence.
“We’ve had several reports of people injured, or children who have needed to push their bikes a number of kilometres, due to flat tyres caused by tacks scattered over the track,” Det Ch Insp Kehoe said.
“This dangerous and disgraceful behaviour has impacted many members of our community and I’d urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Murwillumbah Police on (02) 6672 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
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