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Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was stabbed while picking up a customer in Milton Keynes.
The driver had stopped to collect a customer in Pinders Croft, Greenleys in the early hours of Friday morning (13th July).
Police say around three or four men got into his taxi, the driver was then hit in the face with a metal bar. The men then got out and smashed the windows before stabbing the driver and stealing money.
The offenders then made off after failing to steal the taxi driver’s car.
The taxi driver went to hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The offenders are described as white and wearing grey or blue hoodies.
“This was a totally unprovoked attack on an innocent person, trying to earn a living. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything to contact police on 101 quoting reference 56 13/7/18 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The heatwave is back on the Anglia region as the above average summer temperatures blaze on over the weekend.
June was among the hottest on record in the Anglia and July is heading the same way. Temperatures peaked in the Anglia region at 28.7°C (83.7°F) on Saturday at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire.
There has also been precious little rain in the region for six weeks now.
Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Saturday 14 July 2018
- 28.7°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
- 28.3°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
- 28.0°C in Cambridge
- 28.0°C in Marham, Norfolk
- 27.8°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
- 27.5°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
- 27.5°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
- 27.3°C in Northampton
- 27.0°Ç in Writtle, Essex
- 26.2°C in Cromer, Norfolk
- 26.1°C in Andrewsfield, Essex
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