Taxi driver assaulted in Bognor High Street

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Police are investigating an incident in which a taxi driver was assaulted in the centre of Bognor Regis is broad daylight.

It happened as the taxi driver was waiting on the rank outside Iceland in the High Street and he was assaulted by another man, police said.

The incident took place at around 2.15pm on Tuesday, June 28, when the 55-year-old driver of a Yellow Star Cab was attacked while sitting in his car.

Police have reported that the driver got out and a ‘scuffle’ ensued, which was eventually broken up by bystanders.

“The assailant, a man in his early 40s, then ran off. The victim was left with a torn t-shirt, scratches and bruising,” Sussex Police said in a statement.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who became involved in separating the two men.

They are asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1038 of 28/06.

Alternatively people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

A 43-year-old man from Bognor Regis has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and bailed until August 2 while enquiries continue, police added.

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