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Taxi Driver Assaulted In Weymouth


9:38am 21st February 2013

Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man was assaulted in the town centre.

The incident happened at around 1.50am on Wednesday 20 February 2013 on St. Edmund Street.

The victim, a 30-year-old Weymouth man, was sat in his taxi when an unknown male got in and became abusive. 

He then punched the driver causing minor injuries and damage to his clothing.

He did not require hospital treatment.

Police Constable Adam Bayliss, of Weymouth police, said: “This unprovoked attack has left the victim very shaken and I am appealing for witnesses to assist with our investigation.

“The victim has described the offender as a white man aged in his early twenties and around six feet tall with tattoos on his neck.

“He had cropped dark hair, spoke with a London accent and wore dark clothing.

“A second man is also believed to have been involved in this attack, and he is described as black, aged in his twenties and wearing a white hooded top.

“Shortly after the incident, the pair met up with two women, one of which ran off with one of the suspects towards Weymouth Town Bridge.

“The black male involved then got into a taxi with a woman which dropped them off along Pottery Lane.

“Witnesses and anyone with information about the assault or those involved are asked to contact police as soon as possible in the strictest confidence.”

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 20:20. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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