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Vigilantes Operating in Mundaring

07-May-2009

An article in the West Australian - May 7 - has detailed the sighting of numerous dangerous traps, including head-high wire strung across tracks and hidden spiked planks.

According to the article in The West, these traps have been found both on trails reserved for non-motorised use and gazetted tracks open to registered riders.

RTRA has written to the Police Commissioner, Karl O'Callaghan, urging the Police to actively investigate and prosecute any individuals found setting such traps. Our argument is that these activities should be classed as Attempted Murder and dealt with accordingly.

Listen to how this issue was covered on ABC Radio.

What members can do:

1. If you come across any such traps, let us know. Take photographs if possible before making the trail safe, or describe where the trap was, what type etc.

2. If you have been injured by such a trap, or have experienced a near miss, or know someone who has, let us know. We understand if you're concerned that you may have been riding somewhere you perhaps shouldn't have been and we can take steps to protect your anonymity.


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