Police in hunt for 'morons' who tied string across a street at neck height

Hampshire Police are investigating an incident in which a piece of thick string was tied at neck height across a road in Totton, proving potentially dangerous for cyclists and motorcyclists

Police are on the hunt for those responsible for tying a potentially deadly piece of string across a road at neck height in Totton, Hampshire, during the early part of October.

The string was tied between two lampposts on either side of the street, with police saying that it was put up between 9pm and 10pm when visibility would have been difficult.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).