23rd Mar, 2019

Taxi driver left 'shaken' after he was robbed and attacked with bladed weapon

A TAXI driver has been left ‘shaken’ after he was robbed and attacked with a bladed weapon in Worcester.

The driver, believed to be in his 40s, picked up a fare in Back Lane South at about 1.30pm on Monday (April 24) when he was attacked with a bladed weapon. The attackers took money from the front of the car and made off in the direction of Moor Street.

He suffered a cut to his hand whilst trying to defend himself and was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment and was later discharged.

The first offender is described as a black man, believed to be in his 20s, around 5ft 10 ins to 6ft in height, of a large build, clean shaven. He was wearing a light blue long sleeved hooded top.

The second offender is described as a black man, also believed to be in his 20s, between 5 ft 6 ins and 5ft 7 ins in height, of a slim build. He was also wearing a similar light blue long sleeved hooded top.

A 29-year-old man from Worcester and a 23-year-old man from Evesham have both since been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection and they have been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector John Cashion, said: “This is a despicable incident that has left the driver understandably shaken, and will not be tolerated.

“We would like to speak to anyone with information that could help us find the two men responsible or if anyone saw anything suspicious in Back Lane South area in the hours of yesterday afternoon.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 324s of April 24.

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