Swindon taxi driver attacked by two passengers in town centre

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File pictures: GETTY
File pictures: GETTY

A taxi driver was assaulted by two passengers in central Swindon last week.

The incident happened outside the Jurys Inn on Fleming Way at approximately 1.15am on Friday, May 13.

The two men in the taxi assaulted the driver - a man in his 40s - causing him to sustain head and facial injuries.

The driver was taken to the Great Western Hospital for treatment and is still in pain.

Officers investigating the assault and are appealing for witnesses.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, from Surrey, were arrested on suspicion of assault and have been questioned and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers believe there may be witnesses to the incident – it is possible that people may have been passing the area either by foot or in a vehicle when the assault took place who may have information relevant to the investigation.

Anyone who might help is urged to call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220049116.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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