Attack on taxi driver in Burnley

Close up of a line of British Police do not cross tape.
Close up of a line of British Police do not cross tape.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a taxi driver was assaulted in Burnley on Tuesday February 1st.

The incident happened around 12-20 p.m. on the corner of Paythorne Avenue and Brunshaw Avenue on the Brunshaw estate.

The 43-year-old victim, who was driving a black Hackney cab, was involved in a dispute with several other men and it is believed he was assaulted by these men after they followed him from the rank at the bus station at Burnley.

PC Kirsty Brooker from Burnley police said: “We are still trying to establish the full circumstances around what has happened but this offence took place on a busy street in broad daylight so people will have witnessed it.

“I would urge anyone that did witnessed this incident or anyone with any information to contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“The victim received considerable injuries including bruising to his face and is still in pain two weeks after the incident. “We need the public’s help to bring the people responsible to justice.”

Five men aged 22, 26, 32, 32 and 49, all from the Burnley area, have been arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and public order offences. All are on police bail pending further inquires.