Private hire drivers in Dewsbury are being targeted in coordinated knifepoint robberies according to one local cab firm.
Abbey Swift Taxis have used social media to inform drivers and members of the public about a number of incidents where local "thugs" have robbed drivers of cash and belongings around the area.
A spokesperson for the company said: “We're sad to be reporting this but unfortunately there were some serious incidents last night around Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, where numerous taxi drivers were attacked and robbed at Knifepoint.
“A group of Thugs on Bikes were stopping taxi drivers before robbing them at Knifepoint.
“There seemed to be a co-ordinated attack on the drivers throughout the area and it's shocking to see this kind of behaviour in our Town.
”Please get in touch if you happened to see anything that might help us catch the Culprits.
“As you can imagine, the Drivers are extremely shook up and it's a real shame we have to be reporting this at this current time especially with everything else that is going on.
“The last few months have been extremely tough for all taxi drivers and the last thing they need is to be worried about their safety at work."