Tayside and Central Scotland

Appeal for man who helped taxi driver during robbery

Police in Dundee want to speak to a man who rushed to help a taxi driver who was attacked in an attempted robbery.

The 52-year-old driver sustained a small cut on his neck during the attack but did not need hospital treatment.

Officers are keen to speak to a man who came to the taxi driver's assistance shortly after the incident.

He left prior to police arrival and may have important information for the inquiry team.

The taxi driver was parked up in his silver Fiat Diablo people carrier outside the Pearl of Hong Kong takeaway on Arbroath Road at about 23:30 when a man entered his cab and asked to be taken to Craigie Drive.

On reaching Craigie Drive, near the junction with Craigiebarns Road, the man grabbed the taxi driver and threatened him before trying to make off with cash.

He fled empty handed after the taxi driver managed to summon help.

Shortly after the incident a man rushed to help the injured taxi driver but left before officers arrived at the scene.

The man responsible was described as being between 25 and 35 years old, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, and was wearing a navy blue hooded top or jacket and dark jogging bottoms with white markings down the left leg.

Door to door enquiries have been carried out in the area and CCTV footage is being reviewed in a bid to identify the man responsible.

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