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Female taxi driver dragged from car & vehicle stolen by passenger after stopping to fix flat tyre

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Cleveland Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a report of robbery where a taxi has been reported as stolen, in Redcar.

The incident happened at around 8.20pm on Saturday 5 February, in the Wilton Street area of Redcar.

A taxi driver picked up four male passengers in the Lord Street area. After noticing the vehicle, a Black Skoda Octavia, had a flat tyre the driver stopped on Wilton Street near to Morrisons where three of the unknown males offered to help the driver to change the tyre.

The fourth unknown male then reportedly grabbed the driver and dragged her from the vehicle, before getting in the driver’s seat and making off in the direction of West Dyke Road.

The remaining three males made off in the direction of Redcar High Street.

The vehicle was later recovered from Rydal Avenue in the Grangetown area.

Police are appealing for anyone who has information or dashcam footage from the area of Lord Street, Wilton Street and West Dyke Road on Saturday 5 February between 8.15pm and 8.30pm to call 101, reference 020530.

If you don’t want to speak to police, you could pass information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or phone 0800 555 111.


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