Taxi driver attacked

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was attacked in the Huyton area of Knowsley.

The incident is reported to have happened on 2nd April 2018 at around 1am when the taxi driver, a man in his 30s, had just dropped off a passenger on Oxford Road, Huyton.

As the taxi driver started to drive off, he has backed into a dark coloured car. He immediately got out to apologise, however he was then reportedly attacked by the offender who repeatedly punched him in the face and kneed him in the legs.

The offender is described as being white, aged between 33-35, around 5ft8/5ft9, being of a stocky build with a round face and short dark hair. He was also reportedly accompanied by a dog who is described as white, possibly a Staffordshire bull terrier.

Detective Inspector Louise Birchall said: “Not only was this a brutal attack, the victim was also robbed of £180 before he could escape the ordeal.

“Thankfully the injuries were only minor. However, we’re keen to speak to anyone that saw this take place so we can establish the full circumstances of the incident and bring the offender to justice.

“The victim is quite rightly distressed by the situation and we continue to reassure the public that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated in Merseyside.”

Please call 101 or contact @MerPolCC with info.

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