Cabbie filmed as he was beaten and robbed after driving passenger to Crayford and Erith
PUBLISHED: 09:31 15 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:31 15 January 2016
The assault took place in Plumstead
A cab driver has suffered head injuries after a passenger beat and robbed him last month in Plumstead.
The victim picked up the passenger at around 3pm on December 12 from Plumstead, and was asked to drive to Crayford Railway Station and Erith Railway Station, where a girl was picked up and later dropped off at Crayford Railway Station.
A number of arguments went on between the cabbie and the passenger, leading to the driver asking to be paid in advance as well as extra money for the journey to the various stations.
Just before 4pm, the passenger asked to be taken back to Invermore Place, Plumstead, where he had been picked up from.
The cab arrived and the driver noticed five men waiting in the area.
He was then told to return the fare, and was dragged out of his car and beaten, while £30 worth of change was also taken from his car.
During the attack one of the onlookers filmed it and uploaded it on to Twitter.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the silver Skoda, or the suspect, who is described as a black man, aged in his 20s, of slim build with a beard and an African accent.
DC Danny Banks, from Greenwich CID, said: “We want to urgently speak with anyone who saw this vicious robbery and assault, or who is aware of this incident and can assist with our ongoing investigation.”
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