Witness Appeal after Taxi Driver Assault in Weymouth

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By NewsPipe | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 09:43

Weymouth Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a taxi driver was assaulted early on Wednesday morning.

At around 1.50am on the 20th February 2013, an unknown male got into a taxi on Edmund Street and became abusive toward the 30-year-old driver. The driver was then punched causing minor injuries and damage to his clothing.

Police Constable Adam Bayliss, of Weymouth police, said: "This unprovoked attack has left the victim very shaken and I am appealing for witnesses to assist with our investigation."

The attacker has been described as a white man in his early twenties, around 6 feet tall with tattoos on his neck. He had cropped hair and spoke with a London accent.


PC Bayliss continued: "A second man is also believed to have been involved in this attack, and he is described as black, aged in his twenties and wearing a white hooded top.

"Shortly after the incident, the pair met up with two women, one of which ran off with one of the suspects towards Weymouth Town Bridge.

"The black male involved then got into a taxi with a woman which dropped them off along Pottery Lane.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 20:20.



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