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Police appeal for help following Christmas Day taxi driver assault in Houghton on the Hill

31 Dec 2018


Detectives investigating a serious assault on the A47 in Houghton on the Hill during the early hours of Christmas Day are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.  

A taxi driver was assaulted around 1am on Tuesday 25th December and sustained a serious injury to his eye.

The incident took place outside the Rose and Crown Pub on Uppingham Road (A47).

The 38-year-old victim remains in hospital and from enquiries detectives have made so far it’s believed a number of people were in the road at the time and may have witnessed the assault.

The suspect has been described as a white man, 19 to 20-years-old, about 5ft 9ins tall, of skinny build with dark brown hair.

DC Mike Archer is investigating the incident, he said: “We know there were a number of people out celebrating on Christmas Eve into the early hours of Christmas Day, we are sure the incident was witnessed by those in the area.

“The victim was in his taxi and had just dropped off a fare when he was punched in the face.

“If you witnessed the assault or have any information about the person responsible we would urge you to get in touch. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us identify the suspect.” 

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