South East Wales

Appeal after Treharris boy, 12, cut by cycle path rope

Euan Cusack
Image caption Euan Cusack, 12, rode into rope stretched across a cycle path at Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil

A mother is appealing for help after her 12-year-old son was left with neck and facial injuries when he rode into rope stretched across a cycle path.

Euan Cusack, from Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil, was almost strangled in the incident which happened on a bridge near his home on 25 June.

"The rope was in a several pieces, like a web, and it cut both sides of his mouth," said his mother Sandra Cusack.

South Wales Police have also appealed for information.

Mrs Cusack said officers interviewed her son two weeks after the incident.

Police are now trying to trace three men who spoke to Euan after he was injured.

"They were on the bridge and saw Euan. They asked if he was ok," said Mrs Cusack.

"I'd like to speak to them to see if they saw anything.

"I'm really angry that someone could do something like this."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Nathan Thomas at Merthyr's police station on the police 101 non-emergency number.

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