A taxi driver from Merseyside has been slashed with what is believed to of been a machete after refusing to take a fare. The 44-year-old driver was left with wounds on his hands during an incident that took place on Thursday 11, at around 6:30pm outside a large retail store. According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, the victim was parked up on the roadside when he was approached by a man and a woman. When the guy asked if he could enter the vehicle, the driver refused, triggering the man to attack, swinging a machete type weapon which hit the victim across the hands. Both the man and woman then walked away from the scene of the attack. A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “The driver attended a hospital for treatment for his injuries, which are not considered life threatening. “The male is described as being white, around 35 years of age, 5ft 11in tall, of slim build, with short light coloured hair. “He was wearing a green short sleeved T-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms. “An investigation is underway and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area.” Detective Constable Nick Glascott-Tull said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Shaw Street or Islington, who saw anything or saw anyone fitting the description of the male to contact us. “I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area who may have dash-cam footage to get in touch as they may have Information which is vital to our investigation.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18200214991 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: http://crimestoppersuk.org/give-information.