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Police arrest two over Afghan taxi driver assault in Rotherham

Police arrest two over Afghan taxi driver assault in Rotherham

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Thursday June 23 2016

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed the arrest of two men in connection with a suspected racially aggravated assault on an Afghan taxi driver in Rotherham in the early hours of Tuesday 14 June.

The incident happened in the Swinton area when the 38 year old victim picked up four men outside a pub at around 12.55am.

The victim was allegedly racially abused and attacked by the group who told him “When you come to our country, do what we say.”

The taxi driver was allegedly attacked in his car and found “unconscious on the road.” He suffered “significant injuries”. He was taken to hospital for treatment and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The four men are said to have left the scene before police arrived but officers have since  arrested two men, aged 20 and 51, in connection with the incident. Both men are currently in police custody.

Inspector Adrian Luscombe, said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack and we are treating it as racially aggravated.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw what happened to contact police.

“If you have any information, please call 101 quoting incident number 26 of 14 June 2016.”

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.


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