A PAIR of ‘teenage’ girls have been arrested after ‘stamping on a taxi driver’s head when he told them he could not pick them up’.
Witnesses say the 47-year-old victim was “beaten to a pulp” by a group of two girls and two boys on Sunday morning.
The gang are said to have first attempted to take the driver’s keys before launching into the vicious assault.
The victim managed to escape and run off up the road, but is said to have been followed by one of the girls who began hitting him again, knocking him to the floor, before stamping on his head.
One neighbour in in Wythenshawe, Manchester, told how her five-year-old daughter saw what was happening out of the window and began screaming.
She said: “It was terrible. My neighbour had phoned for a taxi and when it came round the kids tried getting in it, he told them the taxi was booked and he couldn’t take them anyway because they didn’t ring the base to book one.
“That’s when they tried taking his keys and ended up beating him in the middle of the main road, he got away and then the girl ran up to him and started hitting him, got him to the floor and was stamping on his head.
Another neighbour added: “The taxi driver was in a right mess, he was beaten to a pulp and was sobbing his heart out. All he was going on about was his young children.”
The driver was taken to hospital, and Greater Manchester Police confirmed two females have been arrested and were being questioned by police following the attack at 9.30am.
A police cordon was put in place around the vehicle while officers carried out their investigation.
A spokesman for GMP said: “We were called to Lullington Close in Wythenshawe at 9.32am on Sunday morning to reports of an assault on a taxi driver.“
“The 47-year-old victim was taken to hospital, and has since been released.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 using the log number 808 of December 4.”