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Police appeal for help after cab driver assaulted in Bexley

PUBLISHED: 12:21 15 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:05 15 December 2017

Police want to speak to this man. Picture: Met Police

Police want to speak to this man. Picture: Met Police

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Police in Bexley have released CCTV footage today, Friday, December 15, of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault.

The incident happened at around 2am on Saturday, August 12 after the victim, a private hire cab driver, had taken a man to a BP Garage in Harrow Manorway.

While on the forecourt a verbal dispute began when the passenger refused to pay his fare. He then used his phone to call a second man who came to the garage - this second man then assaulted the cab driver, punching him in the face.

Both men fled on foot.

The victim was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service and was discharged following treatment.

The man who was initially involved in the verbal dispute attended a south London police station on October 2 where he was interviewed under caution.

The suspect who punched the cab driver has not been traced. He is described as black and in his 30s to early 40s. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a large Adidas logo and a khaki coloured cap.

Pc Caroline Repsch, of Bexley Police, said: “This was a violent attack on a man who was just trying to do his job. If anyone recognises this person, please contact police.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Bexley police on 101 or 020 8284 9106 - alternatively contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Inquiries continue.

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