Essex cabbie punched in the face during attempted robbery of money bag

An Essex taxi driver was punched in the face by a man who attempted to snatch his money bag, and now police are asking anyone who may have dashcam footage or may have been a witness to the attack to come forward.

Essex Police have confirmed that a man has been charged in relation to the attempted robbery which took place in Clacton.

The 22-year-old from Thorpe-le-Soken has been remanded to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday 15 January. A spokesperson for Essex Police, said: 'A man attempted to take a taxi driver’s bag and punched him in Carnarvon Road at around 4.20am on Sunday 15 December.

'We continue to appeal for witnesses or dash cam.' Call Clacton CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/197494/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555

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