Preston North End striker Tom Barkhuizen has said that his father, who is a licensed taxi driver, has had his arm broken during a violent robbery by three passengers he had picked up.
The forward, who plays in England's second tier of professional football, tweeted saying that his dad was attacked in Preston on Saturday night (16 November).
Barkhuizen's father had picked up three men and dropped them to a location in Preston.
It was at the drop-off location where the three men allegedly turned on him.
Mr Barkhuizen is said to have been violently beaten and robbed during the unprovoked attack and was left with a broken arm.
The striker, who has scored five goals in 14 Championship matches for Preston North End this season, tweeted: "So my dad dropped 3 lads off in Preston on Saturday night in his taxi from poulton and was robbed, beaten up and left with a broken arm. If anyone knows or hears anything could you let me know."
Preston North End travel to Derbyshire on Saturday to face a tough match against Derby County. Barkhuizen will hope to keep up his impressive scoring record for The Lilywhites.
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