Appeal: Serious Assault on Taxi Driver, Batley

Friday 10 August 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a taxi driver in Batley.

The taxi driver, a 36-year-old man, picked up two male customers from Crown Cars depot on South Street in Dewsbury at around 1.40am on Friday 3 August.

He was driving along Bradford Road in the direction of Batley, when he was overtaken by a silver Ford Galaxy car which pulled in front of him.

He was able to continue driving and pulled into the BP garage further along the main road. A second car, a silver Volkswagen Golf, and the Ford Galaxy both began to follow the driver and tried to ram the taxi.

The victim and the two customers got out of the taxi at the garage and ran from the vehicle.

The suspects then followed the victim and assaulted him. He sustained stab wounds to the leg, arm and head. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police would like to speak to the two men who were in the taxi as witnesses to the incident. Detectives believe they may have information which could help with the investigation.

Officers are appealing for the two customers or anyone who knows who the customers were, to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13180383141. Information can also be submitted via our online web chat here.

Anyone with information should also contact police.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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