Cyclist suffers neck injuries after rope strung across path in Hyde Park

The female cyclist says she saw youths holding the rope across the path in the central London park

Police are searching for a group of teenagers who caused neck injuries to a cyclist in Hyde Park after holding a line of rope across a path.

The incident took place on Tuesday night at around 10pm on a path near Speaker’s Corner in the park, with the female victim saying she saw a group of hooded youths holding the rope across the path.

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However, as the London Evening Standard reports, the woman did not notice the line while riding and said she felt something hit her neck, forcing her to gasp for breath. The Standard also said the woman later noticed a rope burn injury on her neck.

Though she managed to stay upright during the incident, police have sent out a warning to both cyclists and pedestrians planning to use the park to be wary in light of the episode.

Many cyclists cut through the park every day on commutes into central London.

No arrests have been made in connection with incident, with police saying they are not aware of any similar incidents.

Detective Constable Mick Heaney of Westminster CID said on the incident: “This is an extremely dangerous and foolish act that could cause serious injuries.

“We are not aware of any other incidents at this stage but would urge cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution when in the area.”