Friday, January 15, 2016

Minicab driver targeted in horrific attack, ambushed in Plumstead by waiting gang members.

A minicab driver was sent on a back-and-forth journey through south London before being ambushed by a gang of thugs assembled by his passenger. 

Police said the driver and the passenger became embroiled in a series of arguments during the bizarre journey on December 12. 

Having been driven through south-east London for almost an hour, the customer asked to be returned to the original pick-up point of Invermore Place, close to the garages near Walmer Terrace.

On the way there the passenger made a call, and the driver heard him asked the person on the other end of the line to meet him at the garages.

As the cab arrived at its destination the driver noticed five men waiting in the area.

He was then dragged from his silver Skoda and brutally assaulted, leaving him with head and hand injuries. 

The attackers are then said to have made off with £30 they stole from his car. 

Graphic footage of the assault was later uploaded to social media after the incident was filmed on a mobile phone. 

Police today issued an appeal to trace a man in his 20s in connection with the incident.

The suspect is a slim black man, with a beard, who spoke with an African accent, police said.

Detective Constable Danny Banks, from Greenwich CID, said: "We want to urgently speak with anyone who saw this vicious robbery and assault, or who is aware of this incident and can assist with our ongoing investigation."

Anyone with information should contact police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Calls to Crimestoppers are free.


Anonymous said...

will be caught in a matter of hours they just check the booking details at the minicab office and jail him :) is it not that simple ?

Anonymous said...

Funny how they want our help when it suits them and S### on us whenever they can!.30 minutes for our demos and 90 minutes for Ubend.

colin said...

Sorry but minicab drivers have no commitment to be cab drivers the proper way with full commitment,and if one gets done because of cutting corners so be it,they would not give a toss about us infact they steal out living----no sympathy from me.

Anonymous said...

The fact of the matter is... the ride was an illegal one. The PH pre booked safegaurds are in place for protection purposes.

The police should be questioning the regulator to ascertain the booking. As for the police department looking for information...

Take the patch off of your blind eye and maybe the pictures will be clearer. Tossers!

Anonymous said...

I cant believe grown up mans are talking like that, after all he is human being stop worrying abt a job a minicab driver has taken. all you need to remember is that no one can stand ur way what is written for you.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10.13AM , When you have given up 3-5 years unpaid and learnt The Knowledge of London you might have an understanding of where these comments come from.But you are probably to thick to work it out.What do you do when there is no signal on your sat nav ?You mob will always be 2nd rate.

Anonymous said...

Detective Constable Danny Banks, from Greenwich CID, said: “We want to urgently speak with anyone who saw this vicious robbery and assault, or who is aware of this incident and can assist with our ongoing investigation.”

The suspect is described as a slim black man in his twenties with a beard and an African accent. Crimestoppers are offering a cash reward of up to £1,000 (paid anonymously) for information that leads to one or more people being arrested and charged.

So, the PH driver was subject to a vicious robbery and assault and the Police are running around like headless chickens looking for information.........!

It really IS simple; legitimate PH booking through the PH operator would have prevented these crimes. Pre booking protects PH passengers AND PH drivers. How can this be what the public doesn't want? Still, TFL know best I suppose.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely bunch we are and you lot wonder why the general public have no loyalty to us