Police seek cabbie who allegedly assaulted passenger by braking excessively

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to an alleged assault on a passenger in a taxi. The incident, which took place on Friday, 17 May at around 01:15hrs on London Bridge, involved a dispute between a taxi driver and the passenger in the back of a Mercedes Vito Hackney Carriage.

CCTV footage of the incident appears to show the driver braking excessively, causing injuries to the passenger.

The taxi came to a stop on King William Street, EC4 where the driver exited his cab and walked around to the nearside rear passenger door and dragged the passenger out. The driver got back into his cab and was then approached by another man who asked to be taken to Euston. Police would like help from the public to identify the man shown in the CCTV still. PC Phil Hastings, who is investigating, said: “Although I have now made contact with the injured passenger, we still need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. I would also urge the driver and the second passenger, who approached the taxi after the assault, to come forward and speak with us.” 

Image: Metropolitan Police

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