Teens charged over taxi driver knifepoint robberies

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a series of knifepoint robberies on taxi drivers.

The teens, both 16-years-old, attacked five taxi drivers in the Newtown area of Birmingham between 20 December and 7 January.

The pair were charged with robberies in Roslin Grove, two offences in Newtown Drive and Old Bridge Street.

Drivers were threatened with knives before cash and phones were stolen.

They were also accused of trying to rob a cabbie on 2 January in Old Bridge Street.

On that occasion the driver suffered a knife wound to his arm.

The teens appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday (10 January) and were remanded into prison.

They will next appear at court on 24 January.