A mother was left horrified after her daughter’s leg was cut on a “blade” at an Oxford play park.

Kirstin Divine’s daughter was visiting Marsh Park in Cowley on Wednesday, June 26, and was using the play area there.

She was left horrified that her child was then injured whilst playing in the park by what she described as a blade on the equipment.

“My daughter was hanging out at Marsh Park and came home with a fairly big slit to her finger,” said Kirsten.

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“She said that she cut it on a blade underneath the spinning balance ring.

“I wasn’t with her and haven’t had time to go check to see if it was a broken piece of equipment or someone intentionally put a blade there.”

After hearing about the incident, the Oxford Mail approached Oxford City Council for comment regarding the safety of the city’s play parks.

A spokesperson for OCC said: “ODS regularly patrols the parks and is constantly on the lookout for hazardous objects such as blades, broken glass or needles.

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The park in Cowley where the incident occurred.The park in Cowley where the incident occurred. (Image: Google Maps)

“Anyone who finds such objects can report them by phoning 01865249811 and ODS will ensure they are promptly disposed of.”

The incident comes after nails were purposely glued to children’s slides and swings at a play park in the village of Marcham near Abingdon in May.

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