Updated: Feb 23, 2020
Officers investigating an incident where a private hire car driver was threatened with a knife have released dashcam footage. On 6 January at around 5.30am, a man ran towards a private hire car at Euston station and jumped over the bonnet and onto the roof.
The driver left the car in fear of his own safety, and the man jumped back onto the bonnet and tipped a packet of crisps across the vehicle. He then entered the driver's side of the car, and the driver entered the passenger side to challenge him.
The man then pulled out a knife and made several attempts to attack the driver. Thankfully, the victim was able to fend off the attack having taken the man's walking stick from him. The man then ran off, stealing the victim's wallet which he'd taken from the car. Officers believe the man in the dashcam footage may have information which could help their investigation. If you recognise him or have any information please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 200002243. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Image credit: British Transport Police