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Taxi driver stabbed in Swindon after customers become abusive

The incident took place in Dawlish Road Credit: Google Images

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was stabbed in Swindon after three passengers became abusive.

The incident took place on Saturday morning (15/6) on Dawlish Road in the town.

A taxi driver had picked up two men and a woman from the Suju nightclub in Old Town shortly before 5.30am and was directed to take them to the Park North area.

As the vehicle drove along Dawlish Road, the three suspects became abusive to the driver and he ended the fare.

Following an argument, one of the men stabbed the driver before all three ran off in the direction of Radstock Avenue.

The taxi driver was taken to hospital in Bristol but was released the same day. He suffered minor slash wound injuries.

Wiltshire Police described it as "an unprovoked attack on someone who was simply doing his job" and appealed for witnesses to come forward.