Taxi driver could lose licence after being left with facial injuries following attack - The Solihull Observer

Taxi driver could lose licence after being left with facial injuries following attack

Solihull Editorial 4th Mar, 2019 Updated: 4th Mar, 2019   0

A TAXI driver was left unconscious after being attacked while working in Solihull.

Mohammed Rahman was assaulted from behind by thugs outside the National Motorcycle Museum near the NEC on February 24.

The 60-year-old had been called to pick up two guests from a party while working an evening shift for Solihull-based A2B Radio Cars.

His brother, Ahmed Reza, says Mr Rahman was attacked after refusing to take the guests to Leamington Spa after one of them lay down horizontally across the back seats in his cab.

Mr Reza said: “When the taxi arrived, two Asian drunken passengers got inside the cab.

“One sat at the back with his legs across the back passenger’s seats.

“A request was made by the driver to the back seat passenger to sit properly which I believe the passenger refused and became very abusive.

“The passengers were then asked to leave the cab.

“The next thing my brother remembers is his neck being pulled and him waking up in the Heartlands hospital.”

Mr Rahman suffered severe facial injuries and bruising around both eyes.

Mr Reza said: “He has been informed that he may lose his sight partly as a result of this incident and will have to give up his driving and the taxi licence.

“He was a business man prior to becoming a taxi driver.

“He lost business during the last recession and driving taxi for A2B in Solihull which was his only income and livelihood.”

West Midlands Police confirmed it is investigating.

A spokesperson said: “Police are investigating an assault on a taxi driver outside the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Solihull, around 9.30pm on February 24.

“A man in his early 60s was taken to hospital with facial injuries following a dispute with a passenger.”

Anyone with information should contact police online at between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote crime reference number 20SH/47259A/19.

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