Attempted Murder Of Female Taxi Driver

12 February 2017, 12:14

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A female taxi driver's been attacked and robbed of her jewllery by two men after being dragged from her car in West Calder.

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information following the robbery and attempted murder of a taxi driver.

The 60-year-old victim was driving her blue Peugeot Horizon private hire car in Lanark when she was attacked on Saturday February 11.

She picked up a man on Hyndford Road around 10pm before collecting his friend in Hope Street, opposite Lanark Fire Station.

As they drove towards West Calder, the first man threatened her with a knife and told her to pull over.

She stopped the taxi on the A704 at the junction for Pateshill Water Treatment Works and was dragged from the car and attacked until she fell unconscious.

When she awoke, the men were gone and her jewellery was missing.

Both men are described as having Eastern European accents, being of slim build and around 6ft tall.

The first man was wearing a black hooded top, dark-coloured trousers and dark gloves.

The second man wore an army-style khaki hoodie with the hood up.

Detective Inspector Stevie Bertram, of Livingston CID, said: ''This has been an extremely traumatic ordeal for the victim and we're currently treating the attack on her as an attempted murder.

''As part of our investigation, we're urging anyone with information about this incident or the identities of the men to get in touch.

''Likewise, if you may have seen the men in the Lanark or West Calder areas please call us as soon as possible.''

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