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‘PATROLS INCREASED’: Blackpool Hackney Carriage taxi driver stabbed and dashcam stolen

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A Blackpool Hackney Cab driver was stabbed and his dashcam stolen during a disturbing incident on Wednesday night.

Lancashire Police have issued a call for witnesses and any relevant footage to aid their investigation.

The assault occurred on Mythop Road around 11.32pm on 13 March 2024, with authorities alerted to the scene at Whitegate Drive five minutes later. The driver, a man in his 30s, suffered a stab wound to the stomach while inside his vehicle, which also saw the theft of its dashcam.

Currently, the victim remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. In response, Lancashire Police have ramped up their efforts, conducting house-to-house inquiries and reviewing CCTV footage. They are now reaching out to the public for additional information, specifically requesting any dashcam footage from Mythop Road taken between 11.00pm and 11.30pm on the night of the attack.

The police aim to reassure the community, emphasizing that this appears to be an isolated incident. Nonetheless, they have increased patrols in the area to provide additional reassurance.

Authorities are urging anyone with information or footage that could assist in the investigation to come forward. Members of the public can provide information by approaching any officer on patrol in the area.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said via social media: “We understand that this incident will cause the community a great deal of concern. We want to reassure everyone that while work is ongoing to understand the motive for the assault this is very much being treated as an isolated incident.

“We have increased reassurance patrols in the area as a precaution and if you have any concerns or any information which could assist our investigation, please stop an officer and talk to them.

“Anyone with information or CCTV, doorbell, dashcam or mobile phone footage which would assist our enquiries is asked to email or call 101, quoting log 1505 of 13th March 2024.”


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