Appeal Launched For Witnesses To Assault Of Taxi Driver In Dublin

Appeal Launched For Witnesses To Assault Of Taxi Driver In Dublin
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

27 Dec 2017

Gardai in Dublin are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault on a taxi driver to come forward.

It happened on the 18th of December when the driver picked up a fare on Baggot Street.

A week before Christmas at 2.30 am, a taxi driver picked up a fare at the rank on St Stephen's Green North.

The passenger asked to be taken to Stillorgan and became disruptive. The taxi driver stopped on Baggot St across from the AIB.

He tried to get out of the car but the passenger slammed the door, hitting the driver in the face, and causing him serious injuries to his eye.

Gardai say the man then walked along Ely place and back towards Stephen's Green.

He's described as 25 to 30 years old, around 5'7" with short hair and a casual jacket. He spoke with a Dublin accent.

Gardai are asking anyone who was in the Baggot St area on December 18th at around 2.30 am to contact them, they'd also like to speak to other taxi drivers in the area at the time.