Hunt For Taxi Driver's Attackers

This is the man police want to speak to after a taxi driver was assaulted by two men in Winchester on Saturday, November 6.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his early 40s. He is approximately 6ft 2ins, has a strong build with broad shoulders, short darkish hair, light eyes, a big face and two prominent straight wrinkles on his forehead.

At the time of the attack he had a dark goatee-style beard, and was wearing an open necked black leather jacket and blue jeans.  

He was with a second male, described as white, aged 19 or 20, of slim build and was wearing jeans and a top. He had a southern accent and his eyes may have looked slightly light green.

The victim, a 28-year-old taxi driver from Southampton, was in his Volkswagen Passat, which was parked on Southgate Street near the junction with St James Lane, when he was punched to the side of the head.

He then got out of his car and as he did, the two men shouted racist remarks at him before pushing him and kicking the vehicle.

The offenders then left the area.

It happened at about 10.30pm.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Willis-Long, at Bishops Waltham police station, on 101, or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously. Callers outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight should use 0845 045 45 45.