4:01pm Thursday 12th September 2013
By Emma Rigby
POLICE have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to following a racial attack on a taxi driver in Northwich town centre.
The incident happened in the early hours of Monday, August 26, on Watling Street, when a group approached the taxi.
The driver requested payment upfront but one of the group refused to contribute towards the payment and grew aggressive.
After being refused entry to the taxi, the man became verbally and racially abusive towards the driver and punched the taxi’s wing mirror and smashed it.
He then walked off towards town with some of the group.
PC Neil Wharmby, of Northwich Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who saw this incident take place at around 1.15am on Monday, August 26 in Watling Street, or who might be able to identify the offender from the e-fit image the taxi driver has worked with us to supply.
“Cheshire Police take allegations of racial abuse very seriously and this kind of unprovoked behaviour will not be tolerated.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northwich NPU on 101 or via email at email@example.com, quoting crime number CC13242912 of August 26.
Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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