Racially Aggravated Assault On Cabbie

22 March 2011, 12:58

Police appealing for information about a racially aggravated assault in St Albans have released a CCTV still of men they would like to speak to in connection with it.

It happened at about midnight on the evening of Saturday March 12 to Sunday March 13. A group of man got into a taxi at Batchwood in St Albans and asked to be taken to Edgeware. However, during the journey, they became abusive towards the taxi driver and started racially abusing him.

On Watling Street, in Park Street village, the driver decided to stop the taxi and take them back to St Albans on account of their behaviour. As he did so, they got out, and two of them opened his door before assaulting him. They then made off towards Park Street railway station.

The driver received injuries.

DC Robert Sheldon, investigating, said: “We are really keen to speak to the men in the footage or for anyone who recognises him to get in touch.

“We would also ask if anyone knows anything about the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call investigating officer DC Sheldon via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222, citing crime reference number F3/11/474. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers (an independent charity) anonymously on 0800 555111.