Police warning for cyclists after sinister 'traps' appear in western Sydney

Cyclists and pedestrians have been urged to watch out for wire “traps” found across paths of a large western Sydney park, police say.

The warning, issued on by the Blacktown Police Area Command, advised those using the pathways in the areas near Power Street and Knox Road, to exercise caution.

Wire was found tied between two trees along a walking track, and over a pedestrian bridge.

Wire has been tied between trees along a path at the Western Sydney Parklands. Source: Blacktown Police Area Command

Police have warned riders to exercise caution, saying the park had been experiencing a large amount of vandalism recently.

One local resident shared the warning on Facebook, advising: “They are setting up traps again. Please be careful.”

The news was met with shock from many online, with one person reporting the apparent traps were set at another nearby location.

“The same idiots are doing the same thing on the bike paths along the M2 as well,” he wrote.

Cyclists and pedestrians have been warned to be cautious at the Western Sydney Parklands. Source: Blacktown Police Area Command

“No way sickos,” another commented.

A third wrote: “A lot of idiots out there!!”

The Western Sydney Parklands is a large urban reserve, beginning in Blacktown, then crossing Fairfield and Liverpool.

Anyone who notices damage along the parklands is urged to contact the office of Western Sydney Parklands on (02) 9895 7500.

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