Appeal after taxi driver is assaulted by passenger

There has been an appeal for witnesses after a taxi driver was assaulted by a passenger in Dublin last week.

The incident happened on Baggot Street, after the taxi had picked up a man at Stephen's Green North on 18 December 2017 - writes rte.ie.

The passenger had asked to be taken to Stillorgan, but became disruptive and the driver stopped at the AIB branch on Baggot Street.

The passenger continued to argue with the driver before slamming the door in his face as the driver was trying to get out of the car.

The taxi driver suffered serious injuries to his eye.

The man is described as being 25 to 30 years old with a Dublin accent. He was around 1.72m (5'8'') tall, with short hair and was wearing a casual jacket and shirt.

Gardaí believe he walked back to the Stephen's Green area and may have gotten another taxi in the Leeson's Street area.

They are appealing for any witness to contact them at Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 666 9000.

In particular, gardaí say they are appealing to any taxi drivers who may have picked up anyone fitting the above description.

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