Police search for 'Good Samaritan' cabbie

A 24-year-old man is believed to have been assaulted on Bournemouth Park Road

A 24-year-old man is believed to have been assaulted on Bournemouth Park Road

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A MAN was picked up by a taxi driver after a being left with “very nasty” facial injuries in an assault.

The 24-year-old was picked by a taxi driver near Bournemouth Park Road, Southend, after the he was assaulted at about 3.30am yesterday.

He was taken to Southend Hospital where he continues to receive treatment to facial injuries which include a suspected fractured cheekbone.

Det Con Shelley Utley, of Southend CID, said the assault was believed to have taken place on Bournemouth Park Road and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

She said: "The victim has suffered some very nasty injuries. We have established a potential crime scene in Bournemouth Park Road which is where his wallet was recovered, although there was money missing.

"We also believe a taxi driver picked the victim up from close to this location and took him to hospital. We would very much like to speak to the taxi driver as a witness and would also like to hear from anyone else who may have any information as to what happened to this young man.”

Call Det Con Utley at Southend Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:21pm Sun 9 Mar 14

No1 Shoplifter says...

What good is the taxi driver going to be? He only picked him up and probably never even saw his attacker. Great detective work again. Instead of finding the taxi driver, they should find the suspect.
What good is the taxi driver going to be? He only picked him up and probably never even saw his attacker. Great detective work again. Instead of finding the taxi driver, they should find the suspect. No1 Shoplifter
  • Score: -10

7:46pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Idontknowy says...

And bring back the days when a bit of rough justice was meted out to scum like whoever committed the assault
And bring back the days when a bit of rough justice was meted out to scum like whoever committed the assault Idontknowy
  • Score: 4

10:00am Mon 10 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

No1 Shoplifter wrote:
What good is the taxi driver going to be? He only picked him up and probably never even saw his attacker. Great detective work again. Instead of finding the taxi driver, they should find the suspect.
Perhaps the victim wants to say thank you. It's not often people will stop and help nowadays... especially when it could mean getting blood on your car seats.
Perhaps the driver did see the assault.. we just don't know.

Echo.... can we have a description of the driver? Tall, short, hairy, bald, big taxi, small taxi etc etc...
[quote][p][bold]No1 Shoplifter[/bold] wrote: What good is the taxi driver going to be? He only picked him up and probably never even saw his attacker. Great detective work again. Instead of finding the taxi driver, they should find the suspect.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the victim wants to say thank you. It's not often people will stop and help nowadays... especially when it could mean getting blood on your car seats. Perhaps the driver did see the assault.. we just don't know. Echo.... can we have a description of the driver? Tall, short, hairy, bald, big taxi, small taxi etc etc... TheaWells
  • Score: 16

12:36pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Touch79 says...

Should be quite straightforward tracing the cab from CCTV at the hospital and around the town.
Should be quite straightforward tracing the cab from CCTV at the hospital and around the town. Touch79
  • Score: 4

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