UPDATE: Southport taxi driver fought off knife-wielding robber

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Southport taxi driver fought off knife-wielding robber

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after an attempted robbery of a man in Southport in the early hours of Saturday morning, 22 October.

At around 1.50am, a taxi driver was sat stationary at the junction of Hampton Road and Scarisbrick New Road, when an unknown man approached him at the window of the taxi and made demands for money. It is believed that the man was in possession of a knife.

Following a struggle, the man made off empty handed on foot towards Scarisbrick New Road. The victim received cuts to his hands and legs which required medical treatment.

The man is described as white, 5ft 10in, in his early 20s, of thin build, wearing a grey hoodie which was pulled up, and blue jeans.

Detective Inspector Jimmy Belmar from Sefton CID said: “Thankfully the victim was not more seriously injured, but this was an appalling attack which incident left the victim fearful for his life.

“If you were in the area, on foot or driving past, and saw a man matching this description on Hampton Road around 1.50am, call us immediately. Any information, however small, could be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Sefton CID on 0151 777 3835, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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