Taxi driver tasered by passenger in Oldham

A taxi driver from Oldham was tasered and robbed by passengers late Sunday night.  The driver, a 42-year-old man who wishes to remain anonymous, was attacked by two men in their 20's one of which shocked the driver with a taser from the rear seats. The passengers demanded the taxi drivers cash and keys at 10.30pm on Sunday night after asking the two men to pay for the fare upfront. 

This is just the latest attack in the area after months of violent incidents targeting taxi drivers. 

Anti-social groups based in Oldham have been throwing bricks at the windows of moving taxis since the end of last year and other violent crimes reported.  

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At 10.55am on Monday 16 April 2018, police received a report of an armed robbery which occurred at around 10.30pm the previous evening on Hanson Street in Oldham. “A 42-year-old man was assaulted and robbed by two men. “Enquiries are ongoing.” Anyone with information about the recent attack should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 648 of 16/04/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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