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Hull taxi driver shovel attack leads to arrest and multiple charges

A Hull taxi driver was the victim of a violent assault, involving a shovel, resulting in an 18-year-old man facing multiple criminal charges.

Late on the evening of Friday 5 April, at approximately 11:45 pm, police were called to an incident involving a taxi driver who was reportedly threatened and his vehicle damaged by a suspected shovel attack.

Armed police along with the police dog unit swiftly responded to the scene. During the operation, both a police dog and its handler sustained injuries.

The suspect, identified as Keane Pyzer, has been charged with several offences including criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, and using threatening behaviour likely to cause harassment. Further charges involve actual bodily harm, causing unnecessary suffering to a protected service animal, and making off without payment.

Pyzer was taken into custody and appeared before Hull Magistrates' Court this morning for his preliminary hearing.


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