Homemade spikes that could cause serious injuries have been found on a NSW Central Coast running trail.
A jogger discovered the crude devices – consisting of nails protruding from wine corks – on Alexanders Trail in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Park on Monday morning.
Police say the objects are similar to “historic weapons known as caltrops” that were used as a weapon in wars by the ancient Greeks and Romans to pierce the feet of unsuspecting enemies.
Police are appealing for information and are urging the public to take extra care after homemade spikes were found scattered across a running trail in Lake Macquarie yesterday.https://t.co/oJYtKZDRZP pic.twitter.com/vd831lLNjd
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) January 20, 2020
The spikes were uncovered after the runner noticed a pile of leaves in the middle of the track with the devices hidden underneath.
He found another two piles further along the track.