Chelmsford Taxi Driver Injured After Passenger Attack

4 February 2016, 11:05 | Updated: 4 February 2016, 11:06

East of England Ambulance

A taxi driver has been stabbed in the arm in Chelmsford by a man who robbed him and tried to steal his car keys.

The driver had picked the man up at the railway station at around 7.50pm yesterday (Wednesday, 3 February).

Essex Police said: "Officers were contacted with reports the victim had been injured with an unknown object by a customer in Oliver Way.

"The driver, a man aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital with an injury to his right arm.

"It is not believed to be life threatening.

"The suspect – who was collected by the driver at Chelmsford train station - stole cash and attempted to steal the car keys, before running off towards the Newland Spring estate.

"Police searched the area and enquiries are ongoing to locate the suspect.

"He is described as white, aged in his mid-30s and of stocky build. He wore a white and green hooded top with jeans".