Belfast taxi driver injured after passenger held knives to his neck in attempted robbery

A taxi driver has been injured in hospital after a passenger held knives to his neck and demanded money after a trip to Belfast.

The driver, in his 50s, picked up a man and a woman in the early hours of Sunday June 5 and took them to the area of ​​Cranbrook Court in the north of the city.

The woman got out of the taxi but the man took out two knives and held them around the driver’s neck, before asking for money.

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There was a scuffle inside the vehicle, during which the victim suffered several injuries.

Detective Sergeant Young said: ‘It was reported at around 3.50am that a taxi driver had picked up a male and female passenger shortly before and had taken them to the Cranbrook Court area.

“On arrival, the passenger got out of the vehicle but the man took out two knives and held them around the driver’s neck, before asking for money.

“There was a scuffle inside the vehicle, during which the victim, aged in his 50s, suffered a number of injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. at this point, he was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The suspect was described as approximately 30 years old, of medium build and tall. He was also described as wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and tracksuit, complete with a face mask.

“Our investigations into this incident are ongoing and we urge anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting reference 416 of 5/6/22.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-urgent report form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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