Taxi driver assaulted by passenger in Milton Keynes


A Milton Keynes taxi driver was assaulted after asking his passengers to pay their fare up-front.

He had just picked up two men in his Vauxhall Vectra taxi in Station Road at about 2.10pm on Thursday, April 17, when the attack occurred.

As the 33-year-old driver was pulling away he asked the men to pay their fare, but they refused, so he then stopped the vehicle adjacent to the old bus station in Elder Gate and asked the passengers to exit the vehicle.

One of the men then punched the taxi driver several times, before both men ran off in the direction of Argos and Toys R Us.

The man who punched the taxi driver, is black, possibly Somalian, in his late teens to early twenties, about 6ft tall and of skinny build.

He was wearing a blue baseball cap, a beige coloured jacket and blue jeans.

The man was called ‘Jimmy’ by the other passenger.

The victim did not need to attend hospital.

If you have any information about the offence please contact investigating officer, PC AdamFeeney via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.