WARNING: Beware of pins on path

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I’d just like to warn all users of Hathery Lane, Bebside, but particularly dog walkers, that once again, as of July 4, someone has scattered drawing pins across the bridleway.

They aren’t the usual brass coloured ones, but silver and black so not easy to see.

The last thing I want to see happen is someone’s dog get hurt, let alone the inconvenience and cost of replacement inner tubes they presented to myself and at least three other cyclists on our way to work this morning.

I’d also like to warn road users of Horton Road and Bebside Road to be aware of increased cycle traffic, at least in the short term until this is resolved or we have confidence it won’t happen again.

I have reported the issue to the council so that it can arrange to sweep them up, but I’m not sure how long this will take.

It seems highly unlikely for someone to be accidentally dropping and not picking up stationery on a bridleway between fields, nor can I understand why someone would intentionally risk hurting someone’s pet.

This is littering at best.

I just can’t understand why someone would do such a thing.

Norman Webster

Cramlington