Appeal for information following assault in Exeter

(Last Updated On: February 17, 2020)

Police have appealed for information following a racially aggravated assault in Exeter at the weekend.

A taxi driver of Asian descent was taunted with coronavirus jibes before being assaulted and having his car keys and cash stolen after picking up passengers from the taxi rank outside John Lewis.

The incident happened on Sunday 16th February at around 12.30am near Augustus House on New North Road.

The 35-year-old taxi driver was slapped, kicked and headbutted by the men and required stitches.

One of the male passengers is described as a white male, aged in his 20s, with a South African accent. He had short hair, was six foot tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and trainers.

The other offender is described as being a white male, aged between 35 and 40, approximately five foot eight inches tall and of stocky build, with short hair. He was wearing a black coat.

The group, which included two women, said they wanted taking to Crediton.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist with police enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/013859/20.

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