A Sparkbrook based cabbie could lose his job after being attacked by two passengers.
56 year old Mohammed Rahman, who works for Solihull based A2B radio cars was called to pick up two guests from a party and take them to Leamington Spa.
However, after telling one of the passengers to take his feet off of the back seat, and then subsequently ordering both men to get out of the vehicle, he was repeatedly punched and strangled from behind.
The attack which took place outside the National Motorcycle Museum near the NEC rendered Mr Rahman unconscious, suffering with severe facial injuries and bruising around both eyes.
The father of two, who was taken to Heartland Hospital for treatment, now fears that the blurred vision he is suffering from as a result of the beating could cost him his job.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police are investigating an assault on a taxi driver outside the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Solihull, around 9.30pm on Sunday, 24 February."
"A man was taken to hospital with facial injuries following a dispute with a passenger."
*Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference number 20SH/47259A/19.