Biker killed by suspected booby trap

Teenage off-roader dies after riding into length of wire between two trees

POLICE ARE investigating the death of a young biker who was killed when he rode straight into a wire booby trap.

The 17-year old died yesterday afternoon whilst riding his motorcycle along a dirt track.

According to reports in the Liverpool Echo, a piece of wire had been strung between two trees at the entrance to a wood and the youth is thought to have hit the wire.

Police said the booby trap allegations were extremely serious and they were looking into the claims, but they were unable to confirm the allegations.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called by the ambulance who were attending the scene with the air ambulance. They found the 17-year-old youth lying beside his motorbike on a dirt track with severe head injuries. Air ambulance airlifted him to the Royal Preston Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

“The booby trap is something that has been alleged and it is something we are looking at. If it is true it is an extremely serious allegation.”