Owner’s fury after assault on cab driver

A TAXI driver was punched and kicked in the face as a group of up to 30 partygoers looked on. Cambridgeshire police said the 41-year-old driver had been sent to a job just after midnight at the Causeway in Godmanchester. The driver, who works for K Cars,

A TAXI driver was punched and kicked in the face as a group of up to 30 partygoers looked on.

Cambridgeshire police said the 41-year-old driver had been sent to a job just after midnight at the Causeway in Godmanchester.

The driver, who works for K Cars, was due to collect a group of people from the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

He was waiting in a white 14-seater minibus when the large group left the building.


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He got out of the van and was then attacked, police said. His assailant was described as a white stocky man with short red hair, aged between 16 and 21.

The driver needed four stitches to his face following the attack and was said to have been left "shaken" but is back at work and making a "good recovery".

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Lee Price, owner of K Cars in Huntingdon, told The Hunts Post he was angry no-one had stopped to help the driver when he was being assaulted.

"There would have been loads of people standing around and leaving this party yet nobody helped him.

"They just stood around not doing anything. He was just trying to get on with his job by getting people home and this is how he is repaid."

Mr Price said that in the seven years he had owned K Cars he had only known two drivers to be assaulted.

Pc Mark Patten, who is investigating the assault which took place at 12.15am on Sunday, November 18, said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the assault take place or anyone who may have been leaving the party at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at that time."

INFORMATION: Contact Pc Patten on 0845 4564564 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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