Serious assault on taxi driver in Wheatley

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A TAXI driver has been left with a badly broken leg after an unprovoked assault.

The 30-year-old, from Halifax, was dragged from his taxi by two males believed to be in their late teens or early twenties.

The men walked out into the road and stopped the car close to the junction of Wood Lane and Long Lane, Wheatley, between 11.15pm and 11.30pm on Friday night.

Two women were in the car at the time but police say they had nothing to do with the attack and were left in shock.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack. They haven’t tried to rob him but he has been left with a badly broken leg.

“The female passengers were shocked beyond belief.”

Noone has been arrested in connection with the assault and investigations are ongoing.

“I am appealing to witnesses that may have been in that are to come forward as we understand the two men may have been around there for some time before the attack,” said DI Stephenson.

“Any other taxi drivers who may have picked up a fare in that area should get in touch as we believe the men may have left the area in another taxi.”

If you have any information contact Calderdale CID on 01422 337 085 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.