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Taxi driver receives ‘serious’ facial injuries in ‘VICIOUS’ Bury knife attack

Image credit: GMP Bury South (Facebook)

A taxi driver received ‘serious’ injuries to the face after a ‘vicious’ knife attack in Bury town centre yesterday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers are now appealing for public help to identify a man they wish to talk to and have released a series of CCTV photos.

According to sources, the male taxi driver was left with serious facial injuries following the 'vicious' assault in Bury town centre at around 4.15am Saturday 8 January.

The cabbie tried to run from the attacker but was chased by the knifeman after the attack outside Natwest bank on The Rock.

A GMP Bury South spokesperson said: “Do you recognise this male? We want to speak to him following about an assault which has left a man with serious facial injuries.

“At around 4.15am today (Saturday 8 January), an armed man threatened a taxi driver outside Natwest bank on The Rock before attacking him with a knife. The taxi driver tried to flee but was then chased down.

“Detectives from CID are currently following up a number of lines of enquiry but are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything, has any information or recognises the male pictured.

“Anyone with information should call 0161 856 8172 or report it online at Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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