A DETERMINED dog walker has uncovered the person who was blocking footpaths in Ruislip Woods by hiding in the bushes with his video camera.
David Munroe, of Brickett Close, Ruislip, came to the Gazette in August hoping the person who was blocking the paths with trees would stop if a story was featured in the paper.
However, when the prankster continued the 59-year-old decided to take it into his own hands.
Mr Munroe said: "I went up into the woods at 7am on a Saturday and I caught him at 11am.
"I waited with a video camera and came bursting out of the bushes to confront him and scared the life out of him.
"He admitted on video why he had been doing it. He said he got knocked over three years ago by a bike and he was doing it to slow them down.
"I pointed out that he is not allowed to do it and he said he wasn't doing anything wrong.
"I gave the video to the council and I told the Ruislip Woods Management Advisory Group. It seems to have stopped now, but I am waiting for the council to get in touch with him to instruct him not to do it again.
"I used to walk with him back in the 1980s and 90s so I told the council where he lived. I was absolutely gob smacked it was him, but at least it's stopped now.
"I walk dogs there every day and I don't like having to shift the branches.
"I am so annoyed about all the disabled people, families with kids in buggies, and people who use sticks to get around, who haven't been able to enjoy the woods.
"I had no other choice but to do this, but I think it was worth it.
"I don't see it as my victory, I see it as a victory for common sense.
"The council should enforce the bylaws to stop bikes using paths they are not meant to be on."