Taxi driver given black eye in racial attack

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A TAXI driver has been punched and racially abused by two men as he waited for a passenger.

The 41-year-old male driver had picked up a young woman from Silver Street, Doncaster shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 14, and was asked to take her to Skelbrooke.

He pulled into the petrol station on York Road at 12.15am when she got out of the car to go to a cash machine, but never returned to the cab.

As the driver was waiting for her, two unknown men approached him and told him to get out of the car, before punching him and subjecting him to racist abuse, leaving him with a

black eye, a swollen cheek and a two inch cut above his eye.

The men are described as white and between 20 to 25-years-old. One is about 6ft tall, muscular and was wearing a dark coloured hoody, jeans and a brown beanie hat.

The second man is a medium build and was wearing a light grey hoody.

Police would like to speak to the female passenger of the taxi who is described as white, between 18 to 25-years-old, of medium build, 5ft 5ins tall with blonde shoulder length hair.

She was wearing trousers and a white batwing top with a shoulder bag across her body.

Inspector Amanda Hunter said: “I would urge the woman to please come forward to assist with the investigation as she may have witnessed the assault. Anyone who may have any information as to the identity of the two men I would also ask to contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 26 of January 14.