Taxi driver knocked unconscious outside train station

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Police are appealing for information to find this man after an assault on a taxi driver took place at Leeds train station.

British Transport Police officers have released an image of a man they believe can help with their enquiries into the incident, which took place at 11.30 pm on Saturday August 16, by the taxi rank outside the front of the station.

PC Thomas Rushman, the investigating officer, said: “Four men attempted to climb into a taxi which wasn’t in the designated rank outside the station. When the 50-year-old driver explained this and asked them to leave the car they became offensive and abusive towards him and began spitting on the car.

“The driver refused to take the group and got out of the car. At this point one of the men punched him in the face. He fell to the ground and hit his head on the floor, losing consciousness for a short time. The group then left and headed towards the city centre.

“This was completely unprovoked, violent behaviour towards a man who was simply trying to do his job.

“Please contact us if you recognise the man pictured as we believe he may be able to help our enquiry into this unacceptable attack.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or via text on 61016, quoting PSUB /B7 of 3/9/2015, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.