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ambulanceRekord reports that in a shocking incident, an ambulance was spiked on Saturday night on the N4 highway before the R80 intersection, leaving the crew vulnerable and highlighting the growing concern of spiking incidents in Gauteng.

The ambulance was reportedly en route to an emergency call in Soshanguve. While the ambulance tyres were severely damaged, the occupants did not suffer any injuries. Spiking is often used in hijackings, robberies, or other illegal activities. Criminals often use sharp objects like nails, screws, or even spikes to damage the tyres. In some cases, they may also use other tactics like throwing rocks or debris onto the road to cause damage. Various incidents of spiking have been reported, predominantly in the R80, N4 and N1 roads. A concentrated police operation conducted on Monday led to the arrest of ten suspects allegedly associated with highway spiking. One more suspect was shot and killed by the police during the operation, after he allegedly attacked the officials.

Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Enkosi Selane at The Citizen

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