Police investigate barbed wire 'booby trap' stretched across country lane

'It was something out of Mad Max'

Police are investigating a neatly cut barbed wire stretched across a country lane at chest height that a cyclist narrowly avoided crashing into.

Daniel Webster, 39, was mountain biking near Hollingbourne in Kent when he came across the trap on a hill.

The father-of-two noted the wire between two trees was "neatly cut and stretched tight".

He told Kent Messenger: "It was something out of Mad Max, it was definitely a trap."

Mr Webster was doing his normal route in reverse and was cycling up the hill instead of down the slope at 20mph.

He says: "I was riding with my head down and I happened to look up when a glint caught my eye and I realised something was stretched across the road. 

"The wire was tied between two trees. It was neatly cut and stretched tight.

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The trap was secured tight at chest height

The mountain biker added: "I normally come the other way down the hill but I had decided to do it in reverse. 

"I would have been going at 20 mph and I would never have seen it. I would never have stood a chance"

Kent Police officers are now currently investigating the incident

Images of the trap taken by Mr Webster have since beenshared thousands of times.

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