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Cab driver held after ‘road rage stabbing’

Drinkers at Royal George pub asked whether they saw incident

01 June, 2018 — By William McLennan

THE driver of a black cab has been arrested after a minicab driver was allegedly stabbed with a screwdriver during a suspected road rage assault.

Police are investigating the altercation which took place in Eversholt Street, in Euston. They asked drinkers at nearby pubs who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. They said it was likely to have been seen by customers outside the Royal George pub at around 5.40pm on Friday, May 18.

It “appears to have been motivated by anger at inconsiderate driving” and led to the minicab driver suffering a stab wound to his right shoulder, believed to have been caused by a screwdriver, the Met said.

The 34-year-old man was taken to hospital and discharged later that day. A 51-year-old driver of a black cab was arrested on Thursday last week on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He has been released under investigation.

PC Mungo Elliott, of the Met’s taxi and private hire policing team, said: “Eversholt Street area was crowded, including a large number of people gathered outside the Royal George pub. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the altercation or the moments leading up to it to call police.”

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