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Private Hire Driver has face bitten and vehicle stolen by angry passenger

2 Jan 2019


A private hire driver in Everton has had his face bitten and vehicle stolen after one of his passengers became “agitated” and started arguing.

The attack which took place at around 10pm Saturday 29, left the driver with bite marks to his face.

The attacker then fled in the victims vehicle, a silver Ford Mondeo before crashing into a set of traffic lights during a police chase.

Merseyside Police said that the car was reported as “driving erratically” and was seen crashing into several other vehicles before hitting the traffic lights at the junction of Kings Drive and Woolton Street.

The Liverpool Echo confirmed that a 32-year-old man from Anfield was detained at the scene and arrested on suspicion of robbery and road traffic offences.

The police are now speaking to any witnesses and analysing CCTV footage and urge anyone who witnessed either incident or has any information about it, including CCTV, mobile phone video recordings or dash cam footage of the incident, to contact @MerPolCC or 101 quoting ref 1067 of 29/12 or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via social media.  

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