Taxi driver injured in Southwold by customer who demanded money in knifepoint robbery

A taxi driver was attacked in Southwold

A taxi driver was attacked in Southwold

A man attacked a taxi driver at knifepoint at around 3am this morning in Southwold.

Police were called to Field Stile Road in the town after a report that a 50-year-old taxi driver had been hurt.

A police spokeswoman said: “The taxi driver was called to pick up a fare on Field Stile Road to go to Stratton near Norwich when a man got into the front of the taxi and a woman into the back.

“The driver went to help the woman to close the back door of the car when the man demanded money and threatened the driver with a knife causing a cut to his head and hand which resulted in the driver going to James Paget Hospital for treatment.”

An ambulance was called to the scene in what police described as a “nasty” incident.

The man is white, aged around 20, of slim build and around 5ft 9inches tall. He was wearing a dark top, dark trousers, blue jeans and a woolly hat. The woman is described as smaller than the man and also wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information should call Halesworth police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.