Police treating Salford cabbie attack as a "Hate Crime" after seven teenagers beat driver

Greater Manchester Police have issued an appeal after a group of teenagers hurled racist abuse at a cab driver in Salford before attacking him with sticks. The group targeted the cabbie as he drove along Kenyon Way in Little Hulton, Salford.

The driver pulled over to confront the group after they hurled stones at his vehicle. He asked them to stop but they responded by spitting racist abuse at him, before attacking him with sticks. Police said the driver was left with cuts and bruises and had to be taken to hospital. The seven teenage boys were described at "white, wearing dark clothing and hooded sweatshirts." Police are treating the incident as a hate crime and are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened at around 12.50am on Saturday, April 6, to come forward. PC Daniel Marshall, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “Incidents of this nature will never be tolerated in our communities, and we are doing everything we can to find those responsible for this vile attack. “We have been carrying out a number of lines of enquiries since this incident and we are now appealing for the public’s help. “If you were in the area at the time and you saw anything then please get in touch with police as soon as possible." Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 2836, quoting incident number 1132 of April 6. Reports can also be made via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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