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Taxi driver attacked with spanner

POLICE are appealing for information after a taxi driver was attacked with a spanner and robbed.

The incident happened after the taxi driver picked up two men in Hectorage Road, Tonbridge, at about 3.40pm on Sunday. He was was asked to go to Tunbridge Wells, dropping off one of the men en route at Brionne Gardens in Tonbridge.

When the taxi arrived in Brionne Gardens one of the two men hit the driver with the spanner and then got out of the vehicle. The other man got into the front passenger seat and demanded money. He stole a small amount of cash along with a mobile phone.

The taxi driver then pushed the man out of the vehicle and both robbers ran off. The driver’s injuries are not serious, but he was hit in the eye and had a lump on his head.

One of the robbers is described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall, with spiky ginger hair. He was wearing a dark long sleeved top and jeans, and spoke with a noticeable Scottish accent.

The second man is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of medium to large build, wearing a dark coat and dark trousers.

PC Simon Barnes said: “It might be that people witnessed these men when they got into the taxi in Hectorage Road or when they ran off in Brionne Gardens. If so I would be pleased to hear from them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Barnes on 01732 370 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to leave their name.

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