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Taxi driver stabbed in Birmingham robbery

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A taxi driver was lured to a Birmingham street and then stabbed during a robbery.

The taxi driver was stabbed on Saturday night

The driver went to pick up a passenger in Saxelby Close, Druids Heath, at around 11pm on Saturday.

A man got into the vehicle and then stabbed the driver several times – before fleeing with cash and his mobile phone.

The victim, in his 40s, was taken to hospital with serious hand injuries.

Detective Sergeant Adam Marshall, from West Midlands Police's Force CID, said: "This was a savage attack on a man who was going about his line of work.

"He was lured to the street and stabbed, leaving him with potentially life-changing hand injuries.

"Enquiries around the call and attacker are being carried out and I would urge anybody with information which can help us to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 20BW/201800E/19. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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