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Durban - A cyclist was assaulted and stabbed while crossing over the M4 north Ruth First Highway bridge in Durban North on Thursday. 

Garrith Jamieson, a spokesperson for Rescue Care Paramedics, said they received a call just after 5 am that a man had been attacked while cycling in the Riverside area. 

Jamieson said a 60-year-old man was found with stab wounds. He was medically stabilised on the scene. The man was taken to a hospital by a relative. 

"I would like to warn cyclists to ride in packs especially in the morning and late evenings because criminals prowl the streets to take advantage of unsuspecting cyclists," Jamieson said. 

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a police spokesperson, said the victim had not opened a case at the Durban North police station yet. 

There have been many robberies near the Mangroves and Blue Lagoon area involving cyclists and runners. In 2015, cyclists, walkers and runners were becoming the targets of criminals using the M4’s Ellis Brown Viaduct near Blue Lagoon. 

Recently a security team has been deployed to the Riverside area from the Durban Bird Park to Blue Lagoon bridge. 

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