Cops hunt black cab driver who ‘knocked out passenger by deliberately slamming brakes during row over fare’


COPS are today hunting a cab driver who allegedly knocked out a passenger by slamming on his brakes after the pair argued over a fare.

Shocking security footage shows the passenger’s head smash into the partition screen following the foul-mouthed row on London Bridge.

Metropolitan Police

Cops today released a new CCTV image of the taxi driver[/caption]

The passenger was filmed rowing with the taxi driver

The passenger was knocked unconscious and was dragged from the footwell before being dumped on the pavement.

Shamelessly seconds later the driver accepted and new fare and drove off – leaving the passenger on his hands and knees on the ground.

Detectives have today released a new image of the driver and have unable to trace him despite footage from inside the cab leaking online.


They are now desperately trying to trace his whereabouts three months after the incident on May 17.

“CCTV footage of the incident appears to show the driver braking excessively, causing injuries to the passenger.

“The taxi came to a stop on King William Street, EC4 where the driver exited his cab and walked around to the nearside rear passenger door and dragged the passenger out.

“The driver got back into his cab and was then approached by another man who asked to be taken to Euston.

“Police would like help from the public to identify the man shown in the CCTV still.”

PC Phil Hastings, who is investigating, said: “Although I have now made contact with the injured passenger, we still need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

“I would also urge the driver and the second passenger, who approached the taxi after the assault, to come forward and speak with us.”

The driver then suddenly brakes and the passenger is thrown forward
Security footage inside the car appears to show the man nodding off before the row
He motions to get up shortly before the brakes are slammed on
Footage shows the stunned passenger being dragged onto the pavement

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