Taxi driver left bleeding after assault in St Albans

Herts Police have launched an appeal

Herts Police have launched an appeal - Credit: Archant

A taxi driver in St Albans was left with a bleeding and swollen face after being assaulted by three men.

Herts Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the attack near the war memorial in St Peter’s Street between 6.50-7pm on Friday, March 27.

PC Karen Goodwin, investigating, said: “This was an unprovoked attack which has left the victim extremely shaken and I am keen to trace the three men responsible for the assault as soon as possible.”

She said the driver of the white and yellow taxi was transporting six passengers – five men and one woman – to The Goat pub in Sopwell Lane when one of the men asked him to pull over.

The driver was then attacked by three of the men, and suffered bleeding and swelling to his face.

The three men and the woman then left in the direction of Harpenden Road, while the driver took the other two men to the taxi rank where they got out of the vehicle.

All three suspects are described as being white and aged between 18 and 20 years old. They were wearing black suits and white shirts.

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PC Goodwin said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and believes they may have seen either the incident or this group of people to contact me as soon as possible.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have any other information about what happened.”

PC Goodwin can be called via the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.