Taxi driver knocked unconscious outside Leeds train station

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A TAXI driver was knocked unconscious outside Leeds train station after being confronted by a group of men.

British Transport Police have released an image of a man they are keen to trace in relation to the incident, which took place by the taxi rank outside the front of the train station at 11.30pm on Saturday, August 16.

Police constable Thomas Rushman said: “Four men attempted to climb into a taxi which wasn’t in the designated rank outside the station.

“When the driver, a 50-year-old man from Bradford, explained this and asked them to leave the car they became offensive and abusive towards him and began spitting on the car.

“The driver refused to take the group and got out of the car. At this point one of the men punched him in the face.

“He fell to the ground and hit his head on the floor, losing consciousness for a short time. The group then left and headed towards the city centre.

“This was completely unprovoked, violent behaviour towards a man who was simply trying to do his job.

“Please contact us if you recognise the man pictured as we believe he may be able to help our enquiry into this unacceptable attack.”

Call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.