A private hire driver in Norwich has been left with knife wounds to his stomach after a violent attacker robbed him in broad daylight.
The incident took place at around 11:45am on Sunday March 31, when the victim, who works for ABC Taxis, had just dropped a passenger off.
A man on a grey bicycle approached his vehicle, a white Hyundia, and threatened the driver, demanding money.
The attacker caused stab wounds to the driver's stomach and managed to flee with the victim's days takings. The wounds to the private hire driver are not meant to be life threatening.
Police and ambulance services arrived at the scene and remained until around 2:30pm.
The Eastern Daily Press reported that ABC Taxis, where are based in Paddock Street in Norwich, confirmed that one of its drivers had been stabbed on Sunday but would not give further details.
Police are now appealing for anyone who may have any information to come forward to assist with their investigation. They have issued a description of the cyclist who is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall and at the time of the incident was wearing a grey jacket and a dark coloured cap.
DC Dan Hedges, Norwich CID, said: “While this must have been a shocking incident for the driver, he was fortunate that he didn’t receive more serious injuries.
“It is therefore really important that we trace the person who committed this offence and I would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident take place or has further information regarding the suspect.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Hedges at Norwich CID on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Image: Source; Wikimedia Commons
Author ; Dickelbers