Tuesday 15 October 2019

Taxi driver threats in frightening incident

Taxi driver reported group of aggressive passengers to gardai

Dundalk Garda Station.
Dundalk Garda Station.

Olivia Ryan

A Dundalk taxi driver was forced to evict a group of 'aggressive' men who got into his cab in town last week.

The man reported the frightening incident to gardai, after he had picked up around seven or eight passengers for a fare.

They were said to be 'highly intoxicated' and began making threats to the driver.

A man in his 30s, who was sitting in the front passenger seat became very aggressive towards the driver, and began punching the windscreen, breaking the glass.

Gardai have arrested one man in relation to the incident.

Meanwhile, gardai are investigating a number of assaults which were reported over the last week.

A man in his 30s was walking along Clanbrassil Street on Thursday last, February 28th, at 4.30pm when he was approached by another male who became aggressive and threatening.

He struck the victim, who was left with cuts. He was forced to flee to a nearby take-away for safety.

Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, which happened along the busy main street on a week day afternoon, to contact them on 042 93 84000.

A similar incident occurred the next day, also on Clanbrassil Street.

At around 3.30pm a man in his 40s became involved in an altercation with another man. The victim received cuts to his hand, and required stitches.

Gardai are also appealing for any witnesses to the assault to contact them on 02 93 88400.

In a separate incident, two men were struck on the face by another man as they walked along River Lane at around 3am on Saturday morning last. Again, any witnesses to the incident are being sought.

In the early hours of Monday morning, a 30 year old man was approached by another man in what is believed to have been an attempted mugging.

The victim was punched on the side of the face, and was reported to have broken a tooth.

Gardai arrested a man in relation to the incident.

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