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Police appeal for witnesses after taxi driver assaulted at Heathrow Airport


Image credit: Met Police

Metropolitan Police detectives are calling on the public to assist in identifying two individuals linked to an assault on a taxi driver at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5. The incident, which occurred on 10 January, resulted in the driver sustaining severe facial injuries.


The assault, described as unprovoked, took place in the early hours, between 5:30m and 05:45am, as the taxi driver was awaiting a passenger in the arrivals hall. According to reports, the driver was confronted and verbally assaulted by two men, leading to a physical altercation where the victim was punched in the face, causing him to fall and sustain multiple fractures.

The police have released CCTV images of the suspects. The first suspect is described as a white male with tanned skin, around 5ft 9ins tall, believed to be in his 30s, dressed in black cargo trousers and a black quilted puffer jacket. The second is a black male, approximately 5ft 11ins tall, seen wearing black jeans, a black jacket, and Nike trainers.


Investigations have revealed that the men arrived at Heathrow on a Rail Air RA2 bus from Woking station. Authorities suspect that the individuals have connections to Woking, as well as to the west London and Surrey areas.


The Metropolitan Police have already interviewed several witnesses and reviewed various CCTV footage as part of their investigation. They are now appealing to anyone who might have information about the identities of these men or the assault itself to come forward.

Members of the public with any relevant information are urged to contact the police by calling 101, quoting reference 1000114/24.


Investigating officer Detective Constable Ben Benlounes, from the Met's Aviation Policing Command, said: "This was a violent and seemingly unprovoked attack, which has left the victim with very serious injuries to his face. We have made a number of enquiries to try to identify the men, and we're now releasing these images to see if anyone can help us with this. It was an awful attack on the victim and we're keen to do everything we can to identify the men involved and bring them to justice.

Image credit: Met Police

"If you have any idea about who these people could be, then I urge you to get in touch with us and let us know."

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