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'Deadly' wire strung across Surrey bridle path

North Downs, Surrey
Police said the wire could have killed or seriously injured someone

A potentially deadly length of metal wire has been discovered strung between two trees at head height on a bridle path in Surrey.

The wire was found on the North Downs Way in Shere, between Newlands Corner and West Hanger, on Friday 9 April.

Surrey Police said the wire could have caused death or a serious injury to a person or animal.

The area is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust. Police are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

Pc Nick Sharpe, of Surrey Police, said: "On this occasion nobody was hurt but this was an extremely dangerous thing to do and I would urge anyone with any information that could assist the local police safer neighbourhood team to come forward.

"This incident could have caused serious or fatal injuries and Surrey Police will do everything in our power to find out who is responsible."

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