Assault over taxi in Bridlington

POLICE hope to speak to a taxi driver who may have witnessed an assault during which a man sustained facial injuries in Bridlington.

A couple were waiting at a taxi rank on the Promenade in Bridlington on Saturday October 27 at around 11.45pm.

The man and woman hailed a taxi, and as they approached to get in it, another man also attempted to claim the taxi as his, and a dispute ensued.

This second man is alleged to have proceeded to assault the man trying to get into the car, causing him to fall into the taxi before he then was pushed out onto the road, where he hit his head on the road surface.

The driver of the taxi in question is sought as police believe he or she may be able to provide information in connection with this incident.

The driver or any other witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police on the non emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number 1938530, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.