Tuesday 12th January 2021,
North Edinburgh Community News

Police investigate after taxi driver assaulted and vehicle stolen in Pilton

Local police are continuing to investigate after a taxi driver was assaulted and has his vehicle stolen in West Pilton Grove last month. 

The incident happened on Tuesday 29 December, 2020 when the 39-year-old taxi driver was driving along West Pilton Grove around 2.40pm. 

He had to stop his car due to a number of youths throwing stones at it. 

On stopping and getting out of his car he was attacked by around six or seven youths and assaulted. 

One of the youths then drove off in his taxi, a grey coloured Mercedes car which has the registration number WP14ZRY. 

As yet the car has not been recovered. 

The first youth involved is described as being male, white, 16/17 years, 5’8” tall, medium build with light brown short hair and wearing a brown/yellow jacket and black tracksuit bottoms. 

The second you is described as male, white, medium build, dark curly hair, wearing a black tracksuit. 

As a result of the attack the victim received a number of bruises to his face and body.

Detective Constable Zaira Marker of Edinburgh Division’s CID said “I would ask anyone who may have witnessed this robbery, or who may have any information which might assist us in this investigation to call us on the 101 number, giving the reference number 1841 of 29 December 2020.”

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