Police appeal after Hastings taxi driver is robbed at knifepoint

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 61-year-old taxi driver was robbed in Hastings last week.

The man was called to an address in Hardwicke Road at 10.30pm on Friday, February 6, where two suspects got into the taxi.

As the driver started to pull away, one of the suspects held a knife to the victim’s throat and demanded his money.

When the victim tried to pull the knife away, he suffered a cut hand that had to be treated at Conquest Hospital. The suspects then took his cash and left.

The first suspect is described as a white man, aged 25 to 30 years old, 6’ 1’ and of thin build. He was wearing a grey hooded top and a grey scarf.

The second suspect is described as a white man, aged 20 to 25, 5’ 9’ and of thin build. He was also wearing a grey hooded top.

Detective Constable Paul Semple said, “This was a nasty attack on taxi driver who luckily escaped with minor injuries. We believe both suspects made off towards Halton Crescent. Please get in touch if you saw anything or have any information about this incident.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1654 of 06/02. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.