Updated: Aug 24
Hertfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a nasty robbery and assault on a taxi driver in Cheshunt in the early hours of Saturday 22 August.
According to reports, the taxi driver was picking up a fare outside the One Stop store in High Street at 2.30am when his keys were snatched and he was attacked by a group of people as he tried to get them back.
The victim’s two phones, bag and car keys were taken during the assault.
Detective Constable Richard Webster who is investigating said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a family man trying to earn a living. The victim has been left with loose teeth and severe swelling and contusions and will be in considerable pain for the next few days.
“Despite the hour, several vehicles and pedestrians passed the incident. Were you in the area at the time? Did you see what happened? Have you got dashcam footage of the people involved?
“The incident would have been noticeable. It started when a white male got into the rear seat of the silver Vivaro taxi initially and a black female then started an argument with him. Another white male then opened the driver’s door and took the car keys out of the ignition.
“When the driver attempted to get them back, the female blocked his way and then assaulted him. She was then joined in the assault by a younger black male, possibly her son. Several other youths then joined in.”
Anyone with information is being advised to contact DC Webster directly via email at email@example.com.
You can also report information online at http://orlo.uk/9u6G4, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at http://orlo.uk/WM0yf or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/67168/20.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.