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A man arrested following the assault of a taxi driver in Northfield at the weekend has been released on bail by West Midlands Police.

Police discovered a taxi driver with a serious head injury at the junction of Hawkesley Mill Road and Bristol Road after being called to a disturbance in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 22 year old man was arrested at the scene and questioned on suspicion of assault. He has now been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

The 44 year old taxi driver remains in hospital. His condition is described as serious but stable.

Police urge anyone with information in relation to the incident to come forward and contact detectives in the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Birmingham, by dialling 101, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


  1. Everyone assumes the man bailed is in the wrong. If the taxi driver attacked first and the man acted in self defence what would be said then. Reports make things look different to what might have happened.

    • Fair point. We can’t assume the arrested man is guilty until / unless he’s been charged and prosecuted. The police investigation into this incident is ongoing and we all only know what limited info the police can give us at this time.

  2. Outcome the police will offer the taxi driver a deal. Drop! Charges against offender and offender will drop his lies against taxi driver. It’s what the outcome will be. I know it happened to me twice Come on mr plod taxi drivers are crb checked hard working individuals who would loose there job for section 5 public order offense. Get real show some balls charge the little scum bag.


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