[29 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Taxi Driver Stabbed
taxi driver was stabbed in the neck as his two passengers tried to
rob him of his takings.
63-year-old driver picked up two Asian males at the bus station
rank in Nuneaton at 4.30pm on Friday.
asked him to take them to the Pavillion social club in
they arrived one of the attackers leaned forward from the rear
seat and grabbed the driver. He stabbed him in the side of the
neck and demanded cash.
the driver fought back and the two offenders got out of the car
and fled after a struggle.
ran towards Freemans Newsagents in Wycliffe Way where the taxi
driver and a number of passers by caught up with them.
struggle broke out and the offenders eventually managed to escape.
driver was taken to George Eliot hospital for stitches to a
two-inch puncture wound to his neck and treatment to other cuts.
attackers were aged between 20 and 25. One is 5ft 6ins, stocky,
with short dark hair, glasses and a light-coloured jacket.
other is slim, 5ft 8ins, with dark hair and he wore a baseball cap
and a similar, but darker, jacket.
have already spoken to a number of witnesses who helped the taxi
driver give chase, but would like anyone else involved to contact
DC Tom Moore on 024 7664 1111 ext 3168.