Woman's shoe, foot pierced by spiked booby trap hidden in Yallingup national park

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The spikes were so thick and sharp they went through the woman’s shoe and were embedded in her foot. Each one measured about 20cm in height.
Camera IconThe spikes were so thick and sharp they went through the woman’s shoe and were embedded in her foot. Each one measured about 20cm in height. Credit: WA Police

A woman has had her shoe and foot pierced by a long spike, hidden under foliage in the South West.

Police say the woman was walking through bushland near Wardanup Crescent in Yallingup on November 18 when she stepped on the metal spike.

It will be alleged the sharp implement was stuck in the ground on purpose, hidden beneath shrubbery and leaves along the track so the vertical spikes could not be seen.

The spikes were so thick and sharp they went through the woman’s shoe and were embedded in her foot.

Each one measured about 20cm in height.

The spikes were so thick and sharp they went through the woman’s shoe and were embedded in her foot. Each one measured about 20cm in height.
Camera IconThe spikes were so thick and sharp they went through the woman’s shoe and were embedded in her foot. Each one measured about 20cm in height. Credit: WA Police

Police say a second booby trap was found hidden further along the track as well.

In a statement, they said they are “currently investigating an incident of wilfully setting dangerous thing for people”.

Inquiries are ongoing and police are urging any person with information that could assist to contact Dunsborough Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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