Police trying to trace taxi driver who helped woman after assault in Billericay

First published in Echo News

POLICE are keen to trace a taxi driver who stopped to check on a woman who had been assaulted.

Officers were called to London Road in Billericay shortly before 4.50am on Saturday February 22 following reports of the assault.

Following enquiries at the scene a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and criminal damage.

He was taken to Basildon police station for interview before being released on bail pending further enquiries.

However the victim has told police a taxi driver stopped to check on her after the attack and officers would like to speak to him about the incident.

PC Simon Kirk, from Basildon Police Station, said: "The victim has told us that a taxi driver stopped to check on her welfare. I believe this taxi driver witnessed the assault and I am very keen to speak to him. The taxi was thought to be a six to eight seater and was black or dark coloured. Unfortunately I don’t have the company name but the driver was white with a bald head and was wearing glasses.

"If any taxi driver was driving along either Mountnessing Road or London Road in Billericay at the relevant time and saw any part of this incident then I would ask them to contact me at Basildon Police Station on 101.”

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4:24pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

COME ON ALL THE TAXI DRIVERS HAVE A THINK IF IT'S YOU THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HELP OR IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER TAXI DRIVERS WHO FIT FIT THE DESCRIPTION.
COME ON ALL THE TAXI DRIVERS HAVE A THINK IF IT'S YOU THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HELP OR IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER TAXI DRIVERS WHO FIT FIT THE DESCRIPTION. Ladydolphin.mh
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5:55pm Sun 23 Feb 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Why didn't the taxi driver radio for help or take her to the police station?
Why didn't the taxi driver radio for help or take her to the police station? InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 7

6:36pm Sun 23 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
Why didn't the taxi driver radio for help or take her to the police station?
Yes seems odd...at least report in back to his office, maybe don't wish to get too involved.
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: Why didn't the taxi driver radio for help or take her to the police station?[/p][/quote]Yes seems odd...at least report in back to his office, maybe don't wish to get too involved. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 7

7:19am Mon 24 Feb 14

Fu5ck The Police says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
Why didn't the taxi driver radio for help or take her to the police station?
It was probably the taxi driver that did it that's why. All taxi drivers are idiots.
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: Why didn't the taxi driver radio for help or take her to the police station?[/p][/quote]It was probably the taxi driver that did it that's why. All taxi drivers are idiots. Fu5ck The Police
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5:57pm Mon 24 Feb 14

runwellian says...

At the very least, he could have took her home!

Why don't the police contact all the taxi firms, they usually have a log of where their vehicles are ... unless the taxi driver was up to no good!

I wonder what the lady was doing out so early in the morning?
At the very least, he could have took her home! Why don't the police contact all the taxi firms, they usually have a log of where their vehicles are ... unless the taxi driver was up to no good! I wonder what the lady was doing out so early in the morning? runwellian
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