Wednesday 28 September 2016

Taxi driver (30s) stabbed several times in early-morning carjacking

Published 11/09/2016 | 14:45

Gardai have appealed for witnesses
Gardai have appealed for witnesses

A taxi driver was assaulted and stabbed several times after picking up two male passengers in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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The incident occurred when the taximan picked up the fare outside a fast food restaurant at Airside Retail Park, Swords at around 3am.

He drove the two men a short distance to the Pavillions Roundabout where he was then assaulted and stabbed a number of times.

The taxi driver - aged in his mid 30s - managed to escape from the 10-D registered grey Ford Mondeo and raise the alarm.

Both suspects drove off in the taxi in the direction of the M1 towards Balbriggan following the attack.

The car was later found burnt out near Bellewstown, Co. Meath.

The taxi driver was taken to Beaumont Hospital by ambulance where he is continuing to receive treatment.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made to date and investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

They are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Pavillions Roundabout at the time of the incident to contact them.

They are also appealing for information on any sightings of the Taxi, a 10-D registered grey Ford Mondeo, between 3.00am and 6.30am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station 01-6664700, The Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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