Taxi driver recovers following attack

A TAXI driver is recovering today after he was attacked in his cab as he drove through a street in Woodbridge.Police were called to The Thoroughfare at about 7.30pm on Saturday following reports a man had been fighting with people.

A TAXI driver is recovering today after he was attacked in his cab as he drove through a street in Woodbridge.

Police were called to The Thoroughfare at about 7.30pm on Saturday following reports that a man had been fighting and shouting with people in the street.

The man then began throwing himself in front of vehicles, when he was hit by a taxi.

A police spokesman said: “A 33-year-old man kept throwing himself in front of vehicles. He then threw himself in front of a taxi. It was too late for the taxi driver to stop and the taxi hit his arm.”

The man then punched the side of the taxi before opening the side door and punching the driver, a 37-year-old man, in the head.

Someone helped pull the attacker out of the vehicle, and he was then taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance with arm injuries. The taxi driver was treated for his injuries at the Riverside Clinic.

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No one has been arrested yet.

A police spokesman added: “The incident is still under investigation.”

If you saw anything and can help police with their investigation, call them on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Did you see what happened? Were you the taxi driver involved? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk.