Taxi driver assaulted, robbed in Wester Hailes

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A TAXI driver was assaulted and robbed by a passenger in a “traumatic” ordeal in the early hours of Boxing Day.

The driver was robbed of a three-figure sum of cash and bankcards during the incident at around 2.40am on Harvesters Way, Wester Hailes.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

The suspect is described as a white, clean-shaven man in his 20s, around 5ft 7in tall with short brown messy hair and a medium build.

He was wearing a grey collared t-shirt with a black leather belt with metallic buckle.

Detective Constable Jennifer Bell, of Corstorphine Police Station, said: “This was a traumatic attack for the taxi driver, who was simply doing his job.

“Witnesses may have seen the taxi driver and male suspect running around the taxi, before the suspect made off towards Dumbeg Park.”

Those with any information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.