Racist Attack on Taxi Driver

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted by two men in Winchester.

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 heard two men shouting.

As he looked around he was punched to the side of the head by one man while sat in his vehicle.

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

It happened on Saturday, November 6th at about 10.30pm.

The first man is described as white, aged 19 or 20, of slim build and was wearing jeans and a top.

The second man is described as aged about 40, chubby build, and was wearing jeans and a leather jacket. He also had a goatee beard.

PC Glen Willis-Long said:

“This is a rare incident for Winchester and occurred on the night of the Round Table fireworks display, so the streets were very busy.

“This was an unprovoked attack on a taxi driver just trying to do his job.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Willis-Long, at Bishops Waltham police station, on 101, or call the charity Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers outside Hampshire should use 0845 045 45 45.