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Police issue CCTV of men they want to trace after attacks on Cambridge cab drivers

Cambridge police have released CCTV images of men they wish to speak to Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridge police have released images of three men they want to track down after a string of attacks on taxi drivers.

Police say the violent disorder took place in the early hours of Sunday 30 September in Market Square, Cambridge. A number of taxi drivers were assaulted and their vehicles damaged.

"We are keen to speak with the three men in the CCTV images, therefore I am asking anyone who believes they may know who they are to get in touch with us."

– Sergeant Clare Mead

Taxi fare ran off without paying

CCTV image Credit: Essex Police

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a late-night Chelmsford reveller in the hope that he can be identified after he ran off from a taxi driver without paying his fare. The man had been collected outside Evoke nightclub in the town centre at 11:55pm on Wednesday, March 27.

He wanted to be taken to Newland Springs, but asked for a brief stop at Morrisons off Dickens Place so that he could withdraw some money from a cashpoint. He then ran off.Investigating Officer, Pc Yari Forster, said: "While at the supermarket, he ran off. The driver tried to find


MP calls for taxis to be made safer

Bedford MP Richard Fuller has called on the Government to take action to make taxis and private hire vehicles safer for passengers and drivers.

In a special Westminster debate he said drivers regularly have to deal with passengers who are drunk or have taken drugs and often face being attacked.

The Conservative MP says he raised the issue in Parliament because of the number of attacks on drivers in his Bedford constituency.