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Police appeal for witnesses after teenage gang wearing face masks point gun at terrified taxi driver

Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Officers are appealing for information after a taxi driver was threatened with a firearm by a group of youths in Northampton’s Eastern District.

At around 4.05pm on Saturday, 23 November, a taxi driver arrived at Long Mallows Rise to pick up a fare.

A group of around 10 youths were present, all wearing dark clothes and some wearing face masks. Six of the group approached the vehicle and one attempted to get in the front passenger seat.

When the driver refused to let him in, the youths surrounded the car and one took out a hand gun and pointed it at the driver, who then drove off.

The boy who held the firearm is described as white, aged 14-15, 5ft, and of slim build. He wore black jogging bottoms and a hoody which had white detail on it and half a zip. The hood was worn up and the boy had a black mask covering his lower face.

Anyone who saw the incident or has information about it should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Incident number: 19000628447.

Image credit: Northamptonshire Police


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