Taxi driver attacked

Chorley and Leyland crime news for web
Chorley and Leyland crime news for web

Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was robbed in Leyland.

At around 2.25am on Saturday August 30, a taxi was dropping off a fare on Northbrook Road when it is believed that three hooded men got into the taxi and demanded that the driver, a 31 year old man from Accrington, take them to Preston.

When the driver refused, the offender in the passenger seat reportedly punched him in the face. It is thought that the men then threatened the taxi driver with a knife before demanding money from him.

The victim handed them approximately £150 in cash before the three men left the taxi and walked off in the direction of Golden Hill Lane.

DC Chris Tobin of Leyland Police said: “This incident has left the taxi driver very shaken and I would urge anyone who may have seen something during the time of the robbery to contact us as soon as possible.”

The offender in the passenger seat was described as white, approximately 6ft tall with a stocky build and was wearing a hoody at the time of the offence. It is thought that one of the offenders in the back seat was wearing a blue hoody and the other was wearing a black hoody.

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting crime number CL1407746 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.