Taxi driver assaulted, has cab stolen in horrifying Kingswood incident

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Police are appealing for information from the public after a taxi driver was assaulted and his cab stolen during an attack in Kingswood.

Around 2.20am yesterday (Sunday, May 17), a 36-year-old taxi driver was flagged down by three males on the Great Western Highway at St Marys.

The males asked the driver to take them to High Street, Penrith, however, along the way, they changed their minds, and asked him to stop at the intersection of First Street and Santley Crescent, Kingswood.

All three males got out of the cab before they started to assault the driver. He managed to get out of the vehicle but the trio continued to assault him on the roadway.

One of the males subsequently got into the cab and drove from the scene while the other two left the location on foot.

The driver, who sustained bruising to his face and grazing to his knees, managed to flag down a passing motorist who took him to Penrith Police Station where officers were notified.

A canvass of the location resulted in officers locating the taxi in Derby Street, Penrith, however the people responsible for the theft and assault have not been found.

An investigation into the matter is now underway and police encourage anyone with information that may assist to contact Crime Stoppers.

The three males responsible for the attack are only described as being of Maori/Pacific Islander appearance.

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