This afternoon Victoria Police announced it was seeking information regarding a series of oil spills on Melbourne cycle paths, which are believed to be intentional.

Medical attention was required for one cyclist after slipping on the oil, police were told. Others have lost control of their bikes after coming into contact with the oil.

Over the past three weeks, the Dynon Road path in Footscray has been subjected to the slippery substance, particularly on the bend between Arden and Dynon roads. The latest occurred overnight.

This follows a similar incident on June 11, which saw the Capital City trail targeted twice in one day. The first incident occurred early that morning followed by another incident at 6pm.

The zig-zag pattern of the oil on the Capital City trail was an indication that the spill was intentional, says Edward Hore from the Australian Cycle Alliance.

In 2015 tacks were found strewn across Kew boulevard and through the Edinburgh Gardens.

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Anyone with information or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

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