Appeal after taxi driver stabbed in Birmingham robbery

Police are investigating after a taxi driver was lured to a street in Druids Heath and then stabbed during a robbery.

The driver went to Saxelby Close to pick up a passenger at around 11pm on Saturday (24 August).

A man got into the vehicle and then stabbed the driver several times before fleeing with cash and his mobile phone.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital with serious hand injuries.

Detective Sergeant Adam Marshall, from Force CID, said:

“This was a savage attack on a man who was going about his line of work.
 
“He was lured to the street and stabbed; leaving him with potentially life-changing hand injuries.
 
“Enquiries around the call and attacker are being carried out and I would urge anybody with information which can help us to get in touch.”

Police can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime quoting crime reference number 20BW/201800E/19.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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