Police seeking Sussex taxi driver as possible witness to stabbing


Police investigating a stabbing in Worthing are trying to trace a taxi driver who could be a key witness in the case.

 

Two men got in a taxi at the taxi rank in Chapel Road, Worthing town centre, at around 00.30am on Sunday 12 January and were dropped off at Whitebeam Road, Durrington, where they were attacked by two other men.  

It is thought the incident happened between 00:40am and 00:51am after a brief altercation between the two parties, who were not known to each other.


One victim suffered a stab wound to the chest and is in a serious but not life-threatening condition in hospital. The other victim was stabbed in the abdomen and suffered minor injuries. 


Police would like to track down the taxi driver who drove the victims from the town centre to Whitebeam Road. The taxi was not pre-booked, but was known to be a white car and driven by a male. 

Investigating officer PC Charlotte Carter said: "We have a dedicated response to reduce instances of knife crime and serious violence in Sussex. 


"We place extra hi-vis patrols where and when they are needed and try to intervene before criminality gets as far as serious violence, with visits to schools and engagement with young people, and roadshows across Sussex to engage with local communities to inform and educate residents and visitors."


Anyone with information about the taxi driver, or who may have any information regarding the assault, is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 46 of 12/01. 


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