Fight over taxi fare

A man has needed eight stitches in his head, after he was hit with a metal bar during a fight over a taxi fare in Woodley.

Police have told Heart it happened at around 2.15am on Tuesday 20th April. The man was one of three men to get into a taxi. Two of the men got out of the car at Sutton Seeds roundabout on London Road, after an argument over the fare. The other two followed, along with the taxi driver and a fight broke out.

The two men and the taxi driver then got back into the taxi but came back with a metal bar and assaulted the other two men.

PC Peter Jones said, "The descriptions of the offenders are vague. The men were between 18 and 21-years-old, mixed race, dark hair, average build and around 5ft 8ins. The taxi driver is described as being mixed race and between 20 and 30-years-old.

"The vehicle is described as a red seven-seater Volkswagen."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Jones at Reading police station via 0845 8 505 505.

If you don’t want to speak to police or give your name, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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