Dad-of-three scarred for life in unprovoked attack

Taxi driver Alan Gunn, who has been left scarred for life when he was attacked in his cab by a man and a woman after a row over a fare.

Taxi driver Alan Gunn, who has been left scarred for life when he was attacked in his cab by a man and a woman after a row over a fare.

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AMONG those cab drivers who have been physically abused while behind the wheel is Alan Gunn, who was left disfigured after an unprovoked attack.

The 47-year-old driver was pummelled “30 or 40 times” by Nathan Mackay outside the then 21-year-old’s home in Gorgie in July 2009.

When the father-of-three returned to work months later, a brick was thrown at his taxi on his first night.

“That just crumbled me,” he told the Evening News last year.

Today Mr Gunn said: “I used to work all night, but now I come home earlier.

“I still believe that 99 per cent of passengers are good, honest people but I’m a lot more wary now.”