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Woman arrested after taxi driver hit over head with glass bottle in Nottingham

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

A woman has been arrested after a taxi driver was hit over the head with a glass bottle in Nottingham.

The driver had picked up a group of girls and midway through the journey, he stopped to check some details of his fare after reportedly hearing a discussion about payment.

An altercation is then believed to have ensued and a girl reportedly hit him over the head with the bottle. It is also reported his phone was stolen during the incident.

The man was left with cuts to his head, but is now recovering.

Shortly after, a 15-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of robbery following the incident, which happened in Watcombe Road, Mapperley, at around 8.20pm on Thursday 17 February.

Detective Constable Ben Hensell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Nobody should have to face being subject to violence, especially when they’re simply trying to do their job, so it is appalling to hear of this behaviour that has been reported to us.

“Robbery is a serious offence and reports of this will always be followed by a quick and robust response. The force is committed to investigating such reports and working proactively through dedicated teams to prevent this from happening.

“Thankfully the man is recovering from his injuries and officers are continuing to offer their support. A girl was brought into custody to be questioned about the incident and our enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash-cam footage or information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 713 of 17 February 2022.”


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