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Dozens of tacks found on Hamilton-Brantford rail trail

I can see it out the window in huge drops and it sounded like hail. Don Mitchell / Global News

Brantford police have issued a public advisory after someone dumped about 50 brass-coloured thumbtacks on the T.H. & B. rail trail bike path.

Investigators say a number of bicycles were damaged before the tacks were located and removed from the trail at about 8 a.m. Thursday in the Shellard Lane/Conklin Road area.

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No physical injuries have been reported as a result of the vandalism, but in addition to the safety risk to pedestrians and cyclists, police note that the tacks could pose a risk of injury to young children and pets.

The Brantford Police Service reminds all trail users to be mindful of their surroundings.

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Police also remind dog owners to ensure dogs are leashed when using the trails, noting that proper use of a leash will also provide control of a pet’s actions and help to prevent injury to canine companions.

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