Paisley Daily Express

Cops hunt road rage lout after cabbie attacked

Taxi driver pounced on by Fiesta driver

- DAVID CAMPBELL

A road rage yob tailgated a taxi driver before punching him as he dropped off a passenger.

The innocent cabbie, 46, was dropping off a fare in Wilson Street, Renfrew, when he was assaulted.

Cops investigat­ing said the attacker followed the cab closely in a white Ford Fiesta before jumping out to pounce on the victim when he stopped to let out a passenger.

It’s understood the brute hit the taxi driver in the chest after they both got out of their vehicles during the incident, which happened at around 10pm on Tuesday.

There are no reports of serious injury. Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Inspector Tracy Harkins, from Paisley police office, said: “We are investigat­ing after a 46-year-old man was assaulted in Wilson Street, Renfrew, at around 10pm on Tuesday night.

“The victim is a taxi driver and was assaulted by another male who had been driving a white Ford Fiesta.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward to police.”

She added: “Similarly, if you were driving in the area at the time, I would ask that you check dashcam footage to see if you captured anything which may be useful to our enquiries.”

Express readers with informatio­n should call police on 101 or Crimestopp­ers, anonymousl­y, on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, two men have been arrested over claims they tried to trap a police officer’s arm in a car window and drive away.

Cops were patrolling the Gleniffer Braes, in Paisley, at around 11.10pm on Tuesday when they approached a parked car.

It’s claimed the driver and his passenger refused to get out when asked.

The driver is said to have grabbed one of the officers by the arm and attempted to shut his window as he let off the handbrake.

Officers used CS spray on the men and the duo were detained.

A Police Scotland spokeswoma­n said two men had been arrested and charged with driving offences, resisting arrest and assault.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A 46-year-old man was assaulted in Wilson Street, Renfrew

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