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Taxi driver loses sight in one eye after assault

A taxi driver has lost sight in one eye after being assaulted in Leeds City Centre.

Taxi driver assaulted in Leeds Credit: Press Association

The 36-year-old was hit just after 5pm on April 4 and remains in hospital.

He was attacked following an argument with two men who had approached him as he sat in his parked vehicle in Albion Street.

The suspects are described as white, aged 22 to 23 years and about 5ft 10in to 5ft 11in tall. One of the men was wearing dark blue jeans and a woollen jacket and the other was wearing cream trousers and a light shirt. Both men had blonde hair.


Schoolboy knocked down by taxi

A thirteen-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was knocked down by a taxi as he crossed the road.

The boy was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary with serious head injuries after the collision.

It happened at just after six o'clock last night at the Six Lane Ends junction in Heckmondwike. The driver of the taxi, a Toyota Avensis, was interviewed by police but no-one was arrested.

Exclusive pictures: Two hurt as taxi overturns

A taxi over turned on the Headrow this evening Credit: Calendar

A taxi driver and a pedestrian have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a minibus overturned in the centre of Leeds. It happened just before six pm this evening on the Headrow. Several ambulances were on scene, along with the fire service and the police.