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Taxi passenger pulls out TWO KNIVES holding them against driver’s neck demanding cash

Police in Belfast have launched an investigation after a passenger pulled out two knives and held them to a taxi driver's neck whilst demanding cash.

The shocking incident happened after the driver, aged in his 50’s, took a man and woman in his cab to Cranbrook Court, north Belfast in the early hours of Sunday 5 June.

The male passenger then pulled out two knives and was told to hand over cash.

A struggle ensued where the taxi driver sustained a number of injuries. The driver was taken to hospital with his injures which are not believed to be life-threatening at this stage according to police sources.

Detective Sergeant Young said: "It was reported at around 3.50am that a taxi driver had collected a male and female passenger a short time earlier and taken them to the Cranbrook Court area.

"On arrival, the female passenger exited the vehicle but the male produced two knives and held them to the driver's neck, before demanding money.

"There was a struggle inside the vehicle, during which the victim, aged in his fifties, sustained a number of injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this stage. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

"The suspect was described as being approximately 30 years of age, of medium build and tall. He was also described as wearing a baseball cap and a dark-coloured tracksuit, with a face mask.

"Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting reference 416 of 5/6/22."


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