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CCTV APPEAL: Gloucestershire taxi driver punched and verbally assaulted by passenger

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Image credit: Gloucestershire Police

Officers investigating the assault of a taxi driver have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

It was reported that a taxi driver had been verbally abused and punched by a man while he was driving during the early hours of Sunday 13 August.

The victim had picked up the man, who sat in the front passenger seat, at around 3.40am on the day and was assaulted while driving along Newent Road in Highnam. This was part way through the journey to the man’s destination.

The offender got out of the taxi and ran away after the assault. The victim sustained minor injuries.

After conducting a number of enquires, investigating officers are now asking for information from the public.


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