Two pieces of steel wire were found stretched across an offroad bike path near Assen on Monday.
Members of the offroad cycle club MTB Assen discovered the wires, which were strung up at roughly knee and neck level of cyclists. They seem to have been placed there with the intention of seriously injuring mountain bikers on the path.
The wires were strung up between trees on either side of the dirt path. The police will conduct an investigation to find the person responsible for putting up the dangerous steel wiring.