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Police concern over dangerous anti-vehicle device discovered Bath City News

A spiked “anti-vehicle device” found on a countryside trail was called “dangerous and irresponsible” by police.

The object appears to be a metal plate with a number of large pointed spikes sticking out of it.

Police believe it is a device intended to stop the progress of vehicles on the country track on which it was found.

It is not known where the trail led or who placed the object in the way, but police condemned it as “incredibly dangerous”.

The metallic device can be seen half-submerged in a puddle on the track (Image: Wiltshire Police)

He was discovered by Westbury Police on a track near Erlestoke, which lies to the west of Westbury and Trowbridge.

Images shared by police on social media show the spike plate submerged in water on a rural track, with just the spikes protruding from the surface of the puddle.

A police statement called on anyone with knowledge of anything about the object to get in touch.

The Wiltshire Police statement said: “We have been made aware of the ‘anti-vehicle’ device which was found on a track near Erlestoke.

“Obviously, this is incredibly dangerous and irresponsible.

“Anyone with information on who may be responsible should contact us on 101 giving as much detail as possible.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 10:08:47