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Taxi driver attacked by passenger on A26 St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells


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A taxi driver swerved onto a pavement after he was attacked by a passenger in Tunbridge Wells.

The incident happened on the A26 St John’s Road as a taxi was travelling towards Southborough with four passengers.

It happened on St John's Road near Culverden Down. Picture: Google Street View
It happened on St John's Road near Culverden Down. Picture: Google Street View

At around 7pm on Saturday, October 2, it's alleged one of the passengers, who was sitting in the back, leaned forwards and assaulted the driver.

This caused the taxi to swerve onto the pavement near the junction with Culverden Down, where the victim stopped the car and got out.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was then approached and punched by the same man, before all four passengers left the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as being white, in his late 20s, with collar length brown hair.

He was wearing a grey top, blue jeans and a black bomber jacket.

Sergeant Jonathan Hannan said: "We have been completing inquiries in the area, including the examination of CCTV footage, and are now appealing for anyone with information that may assist, to contact the appeal line."

Witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police are urged to call 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/193877/21 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or by filling in the online report by clicking here.

To get the latest updates in ongoing cases, police appeals and criminals put behind bars, click here

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