Taxi driver assaulted after passengers refuse to pay

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Investigations are continuing following an incident that involved two males and a taxi driver after the offenders failed to pay.

On Saturday, January 12 at 1.15am two men boarded a taxi in Penrith, travelling to the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Mamre Road in St Marys where they refused to pay the driver.

An altercation occurred which resulted in the taxi driver being brutally assaulted by the two men.

As the offenders were attacking the victim, a bypassing car with a group of males stopped to intervene. The group continued to violently assault the two offenders.

Police were called to the scene where both the offenders and group of men were arrested. The taxi driver was conveyed to Nepean Hospital where his injuries were treated.

Inquiries are continuing. Police urge anyone who witnessed this incident to call Penrith Police Station on 4721 9444.

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