A Penarth primary schoolgirl – cycling to school today – has had a tyre on her bike punctured by one of a number of notice-board thumb-tacks or drawing-pins which have been – apparently deliberately – scattered along the Railway Path.
The girl cycles to Evenlode Primary School every day along the Railway Path but ran over some of the tacks scattered on the tarmac which punctured a tyre on her bike. On arrival at school the young pupil telephoned her mother to tell her what had happened.
The girl’s mother has told PDN ” This would appear to be a deliberate act and is most worrying as the path is regularly used by school children cycling to school as well as many other cyclists and dog walkers.”
Later this morning a dog-walker who is also a PDN reader reported finding – and picking up – other drawing pins which had also been placed on the public pathway – pointing upwards . The reader’s wife used a magnet to pick up other drawing pins which had been scattered on the path
Another local resident has also reported seeing tacks thrown onto the y path
It’s being suggested that all users of the Railway Path should be on the alert in case there are more tacks yet to be found on the surface of the path.