Taxi driver attacked in town

TWO people - including a 20-year-old woman - have been charged after a taxi driver was assaulted.

The 28-year-old was attacked in Rapier Street, Ipswich, around 11.40pm on Friday night.

The taxi driver suffered grazing, bruises and a bloody nose.

Tracey Kingwell, 20, from Pykenham Way in Hadleigh, has now been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and assaulting a police officer.

William Spencer, 23, of Wades Lane, Shotley, has been charged with assault occasioning ABH, racially aggravated assault occasioning ABH, assaulting a police officer and criminal damage.

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Both are due to appear at Ipswich magistrates court on Wednesday, June 30.

Anyone who was in the area between around 11.30pm and 12.15am this morning or who saw the altercation is asked to call Ipswich police on 01473 613500.

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