Man jailed for 10 years for attack on taxi driver in Southampton » National Taxi Association

Man jailed for 10 years for attack on taxi driver in Southampton » National Taxi Association

The court heard how the 41-year-old taxi driver, from Southampton, collected Jeffrey at the cab rank on Above Bar Street, late on Tuesday, 19 August, before driving him to the railway station. But as the taxi arrived at the station Jeffrey told the driver he didn’t intend to pay the £5 fare. The driver asked him to get out of the car, at which point Jeffrey pulled out a nine-inch knife and began lunging towards him. The driver attempted to defend himself by kicking out and sounded his car horn to attract the attention of the other taxi drivers at the rank. Jeffrey ran from the scene, but was arrested minutes later by officers from British Transport Police and Hampshire Constabulary. Members of the public had given chase and restrained him. The bloodied knife was recovered by forensic officers by the front passenger door of the taxi. Jeffrey was interviewed by BTP detective...

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