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According to the Herald Live report Van Lierde was ambushed by a group of teenagers this afternoon on Victoria Drive in Port Elizabeth and then allegedly hit with a stick, causing him to fall unconscious. The perpetrators then robbed him of his iPhone 7.
Van Lierde was taken to Life St. George's Hospital in Port Elizabeth but word has it that he has been discharged already.
The paper also wrote that another cyclist reported being attacked on the same road. His backpack was apparently stolen during that attack.