Police release e-fit following incident where Gravesend taxi driver is sprayed in the eye (From News Shopper)
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Police release e-fit following incident where Gravesend taxi driver is sprayed in the eye
5:37pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
POLICE have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following a horrific incident where a taxi driver was sprayed in the eye and attacked by two men in Gravesend.
The victim, in his 60s, was threatened with a sharp object by one of the men sitting in the front passenger seat and sprayed with something in the eye on October 18.
One of the suspects has been described as a white man, aged between 20 and 25, about 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build with short dark hair and spoke with an accent. He was also wearing a blue top with a hood.
The second suspect was also described as a white man, of the same height and also wearing a blue hooded top.
An e-fit has been produced and officers are urging anyone with information to contact them.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Kieron Watts said: “The victim was left in some considerable pain after being subjected to a random attack by two men, who not only kicked and punched the driver but also sprayed something in his eye.
“Understandably, he was left shaken up by the incident and is not able to drive as a result of the pain.
“We’re keen to speak with anyone who might recognise the person in the image, or might have information that proves helpful in bringing those responsible to justice.”
Witnesses should call DC Watts on 01474 366088 quoting reference XY/33295/13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.