Police are investigating a nasty assault on a taxi driver in Gravesend.
The driver picked up two men who needed to get to Denton.
As they asked him to stop, the front passenger threatened the driver with a sharp object.
He was then sprayed with something in the eye.
As he ran from the taxi and began knocking doors for help on Shamrock Road, the men approached him again and began to kick and punch him.
The taxi driver threw his mobile phone on the floor and the two men picked it up and ran.
The men ran off in the direction of Dickens Road at around 12:30am.
One of the offenders has been described as a white man, between 20 and 25, of slim build with short dark hair. He spoke with an accent and wore a blue hooded top.
Anyone with information should call 01474 366088 quoting XY/332958/13.
The family of a taxi driver killed along with one of his passengers in a crash in Kent have paid tribute to him, saying: "He will be missed forever."
Brian Maitland, 63, died at the scene of the three-car collision in Cranbrook Road, Knox Bridge, near Staplehurst.
Married father of two sons Mr Maitland, from Maidstone, was described as a loving father, grandfather and husband to wife Linda.
In a statement issued via Kent Police, his family said: "He was a keen gardener who enjoyed growing his own flowers and vegetables from seed.
"He was an active member of the Foresters Friendly Society and enjoyed organising events for them.
"Happiest spending time with his family and friends, he will be forever missed."
A post-mortem examination will take place next week as inquiries continue into the crash.
His passenger - a 47-year-old woman, who has not yet been named - also died at the scene.
An 18-year-old woman travelling in the back of the taxi remains in a stable condition in hospital.
The drivers of the other cars involved - a man in his 40s driving a Chrysler and a woman in her mid-40s driving a Ford Galaxy - were treated for minor injuries.
A taxi driver and his front seat passenger have been killed in a three car crash in Kent. An 18 year old woman travelling in the back of the taxi has been seriously injured.
It happened on Cranbrook Road in Knoxbridge. The families of the 63 year old taxi driver and the 47 year old woman have been informed. Both are from the Maidstone area.
An unlicensed mini-cab driver has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment after he raped his passenger.
Nathan Gifford, of Coleshall Close in Maidstone, picked up his victim as she left a nightclub in Gillingham on the night before Christmas eve last year.
An unlicensed taxi driver has been sentenced to 8 years for raping a young woman as she left a nightclub in Kent. Nathan Gifford picked up his victim on Christmas Eve last year and attacked her in his car.
An unlicensed taxi driver who raped a woman on Christmas Eve has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment. Nathan Gifford, who's 44 and from Maidstone, picked up the 25 year old woman outside a nightclub in Gillingham.
An unlicensed taxi driver has been jailed for 8 years after raping a woman in Kent. 46 year old Nathan Gifford from Maidstone picked up the woman outside a nightclub in Gillingham on Christmas Eve 2011. He had denied attacking the 26 year old but was found guilty of rape.
Plans to install surveillance cameras in taxis in Oxford have been put on hold. The City Council wants to make it compulsory for drivers to have the equipment in their cabs. Concerns about privacy are being investigated.
Our reporter Nick Harper talks to Nick Pickles from Big Brother Watch about the campaign to stop compulsory recording equipment being introduced in Oxford's taxis.
Taxi drivers in Oxford present a petition to councillors, saying installing CCTV cameras in taxis. would be an "absolute invasion of privacy". But the city council, which is behind the scheme argues the cameras are vital for security.