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Cyclist breaks arm after he resists arrest at Table Mountain National Park

By Staff reporter Time of article published Dec 27, 2019

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Cape Town - A cyclist, who cannot be named, had suffered a broken arm after he resisted arrest at the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

According to a TMNP Section Ranger, the cyclist had entered Gate 1 of the Silvermine Section without paying the conservation fee or showing proof of activity permits when he was asked for them. 

When TMNP rangers were informed about the incident, they investigated and discovered the cyclist could not produce his entry ticket or a valid activity permit. The confrontation escalated, causing the suspect to injure himself during the ordeal.

Statements will be taken from rangers who were at the scene and the suspect. 

SANParks requests the help of anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact the authorities on 021 422 1601.

SANParks urged the public to pay the fee needed on arrival. "We appeal to the public entering the park to respect the park and pay the necessary conservation or activity fees upon arrival," said SanParks in a statement released on Friday.

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