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20 March 2016, 07:08 | Updated: 20 March 2016, 07:55
Two teenagers have been arrested after a taxi driver was seriously assaulted in North Weald.
The man, in his 60s, was dropping his passengers off in High Road when it happened early yesterday (19/03).
He suffered serious face injuries and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for treatment.
Following a police search of the area a 17-year-old boy from Epping and 16-year-old boy from Chingford were arrested on suspicion of GBH and theft from a motor vehicle.
The 16-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.
Anyone who saw what happened and hasn't yet contacted police is asked to speak to officers at Loughton CID on 101.