Witness appeal: Man assaults taxi driver and tries to steal his car in Sowerby Bridge

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man assaulted a taxi driver and then tried to steal his vehicle in Sowerby Bridge last night (Monday).

A 22-year-old man from Pellon has been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened just before 9pm. He remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Chris Wood, from Halifax CID, said: “The incident occurred just before 9pm when the male fare attacked the driver as he was nearing his destination, which was a country track near to some houses off Brockwell Lane.

“After assaulting the taxi driver the male suspect attempted to steal the Vauxhall Zafira vehicle but was unable to do so.”

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax CID via 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.