Beeston taxi assault: Police appeal for information

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on a taxi driver in Beeston in the early hours of this morning.

West Yorkshire Police logoCity and Holbeck CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident which took place at about 3.55 am on Heathcroft Drive in Beeston.

It occurred after a 54-year-old male taxi driver dropped off a woman passenger at an address on Heathcroft Drive.

After pulling over his car he was approached by two men who demanded money before one allegedly assaulted him with a knife.

All three then fled and the victim was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with stab wounds. He remains there in a serious but stable condition this afternoon with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Following enquiries a 20-year-old woman and two men, both aged 19, have been arrested in connection with the incident and all are in police custody.

Anyone who saw the incident or has information is asked to contact City and Holbeck CID on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.