Crawley taxi driver’s jaw broken in ‘cowardly’ attack

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Police are hunting a group of men who attacked a Crawley taxi driver causing serious faclal injuries.

Four men got into a pre-booked taxi outside the Half Moon pub in Brighton Road, Southgate, shortly after midnight on Saturday (July 5).

As the taxi turned into Stevenage Road, Bewbush, the men started punching the driver to the head.

He managed to stop the car and the men got out and ran off.

The 43-year-old victim is still receiving treatment for his his jaw which has been broken in two places. He also suffered facial cuts.

Detective Constable Simon Goulding said; “This was a cowardly attack on a man going about his lawful business. We hope local people will know who did this and let us know. We also seek witnesses to the four men leaving the pub, and who saw anything else that might help.

“If you can help, please contact us via 101 or email quoting serial 0066 of 5/7. You can also call the independent charity on 0800 555 111.”

Two local men aged 23 and 21, arrested on suspcion of causing grievous bodily harm, were later released without any action being taken against them, said police.