Police Hunt Men Who Attacked Cabbie In Row Over Fare

The cab was hailed outside Wimbledon Stadium

Police have released e-fit images of two men after a cab driver was attacked after this cab was hailed outside Wimbledon Stadium.

A passenger in the cab and at least two more men in the area attacked the cabbie, leaving him with a broken shoulder, after a row about the fare when the passengers were dropped off outside a pub in Lower Sydenham.

The attack took place at around 10.30pm on Saturday March 4, outside the Prince of Wales pub on Perry Rise, SE23.

Police said two or more men, who were in the area and were not among the passengers in the cab, then joined in the assault by kicking the cab driver as he lay helpless in the middle of road.

The 55-year-old victim suffered a broken shoulder which required surgery, and extensive bruising and cuts to his face and body.

Detective Constable Emily Earl, of Lewisham CID, said: "This was a brutal and unprovoked assault on an innocent cab driver, which resulted in him not being able to work for months. It is believed that these men are local to the area and may even reside near to where the assault took place.

"The e-fit images shows two of the attackers, the first is of a younger man with dark hair. He was one of the passengers collected from Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. The second image is of an older men. He is believed to have joined in the attack outside the pub."

Anybody who may be able to identify the men from the efit images, or who has information about the attack, should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

December 12, 2017

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