Police On The Hunt For Person Hiding Homemade Spikes On Popular Running Track

Runners are being warned to take extra care after homemade spikes were found littered across a running trail in Lake Macquarie yesterday.

Local authorities were called to Alexanders Trail in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Park at Bolton Point about 12.40 pm after a runner spotted the dangerous devices hidden inside a pile of leaves right in the middle of the track.

Police said the man continued along the trail and found a further two piles of leaves hiding more spikes.

Detectives are investigating how the spikes came to be there and urging anybody who has any information to come forward.