Queens Park taxi attack: Police call for witnesses as they hunt four men involved in axe attack
A Perth taxi driver who was set upon by four men during a bloodied axe attack in the early hours of Saturday morning required 19 stitches on his injuries.
It’s understood his attackers had called the driver to Queens Park Reserve before they arrived in a silver sedan, assaulted him and stole a sum of money about 3.40am.
At least one of the men was armed with an axe and hit the driver on the arm and wrist, which required 19 stitches.
The taxi driver was taken to Royal Perth Hospital about 4.30am and was discharged within four hours.
Photos posted online of the man’s car showed blood covering the door and smashed glass strewn across the driver’s seat.
The front of the black car was also significantly damaged, with several dents and a missing headlight.
Perth-based Indian immigration support centre Punjabi Kangaroo shared a warning to all operators in the taxi and ride share industries, which was shared by several other local community groups.
“All leaders are requested to advise their youth members to be alert, particularly in taxi and uber industry,” their warning said.
Police are calling for information as well as any dash cam or CCTV footage from the area.
Anyone who can help should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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