Mindless vandalism causes injury

Anyone who has information about the cutting down by chainsaw of at least two trees on the Ruth Deveney track in Minnamurra are being urged to contact Oak Flats police on 4232 5599.

The vandalism became a crime when a cyclist crashed down a small embankment whilst avoiding the tree.

John Mezedi says that if he hadn’t been reaching down for his water his injuries could have been a lot worse.

“It was right on head level, and I hate to think what could have happened to me or someone else.

“I can’t understand why anyone would chop a tree down in such an isolated spot and then leave it there.”

The fallen tree had been spotted 90 minutes earlier and reported to Council, only for the returning cyclists to find the injured man.


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