Wakefield cabbie punched by racist gang

A taxi driver was punched and racially abused after being stopped by a gang of youths.

The incident happened on Denhale Avenue, Flanshaw on January 8 just after 8pm.

The taxi driver was turning onto Denhale Avenue from Thirlmere Road and found the road blocked by around 12 youths.

They jumped on the car bonnet and kicked it.

One youth then opened the car door and punched the driver and used racist language. The youths then ran off.

The man who carried out the assault was white, 17 to 18 years old, 5ft 7ins tall with short mousey brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a white jacket.

Anyone in the area at the time or who can offer any information should contact PC Jonathan Crossley at Wakefield District Police on 0845

6060606.

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