Hunt for yobs who beat up taxi driver
Victim attacked outside police office
A cabbie was battered outside Paisley police office by yobs complaining about their fare.
The 45-year-old taxi driver picked up the violent pair from Gilmour Street Station around 8.30pm on Saturday night.
But they kicked off over the price of the taxi and began shouting and swearing at the frightened driver.
The quick- thinking cabbie decided to halt the journey and instead diverted to Mill Street police office to alert the cops to their behaviour.
At that point the yobs launched a vicious assault on the driver, aiming a punch to the side of his head before he managed to scramble into the police office.
The two suspects fled the scene and police say they are reviewing CCTV footage to help trace them.
Inspector Tracy Harkins, who is based at Mill Street, said: “The taxi driver was assaulted outside Mill Street police station by two males.
“He was punched to the side of the head during the incident.
“The two suspects ran off from the scene and we are keen to trace who they are.
“Enquiries are ongoing and we are studying CCTV to try and identify these two males.
“If you saw this incident or have any other information that could help our enquiries then I would ask that you contact police on 101.”
Meanwhile, another Paisley taxi driver was assaulted on Friday night in Paisley’s Lady Lane.
This cabbie was also racially abused during the incident, which happened at around 11pm.
It is believed a male and female tried to get in the car but were heavily under the influence of drink and were asked to leave.
At this point they kicked off, and the driver was punched on the head and bitten to the hand.
He was then subjected to vile racist abuse.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said that a man and woman had been arrested in connection with this incident and are due to appear in court.