Belfast Telegraph

Taxi driver stabbed in knife attack

A taxi driver was knifed in the hand during an attempted armed robbery in Belfast, officers said.

The man was called to pick up a fare in the Faburn Park area of the city shortly before 4am on Saturday where he met two men.

The PSNI said one attacker got in the front of the taxi and threatened the driver with a knife.

The second, who was in the back seat, claimed to have a gun but no firearm was seen.

A PSNI spokeswoman said the driver struggled with the would-be raiders before they fled empty-handed.

"The driver sustained knife wounds to his hands during the struggle and was left very shaken by his ordeal," she added.

Detectives at Grosvenor Road Police Station have appealed for information.

Later three men, two armed with a hammer and a knife, held up staff in a supermarket on Andersontown Road in Belfast.

The raiders threatened workers and took a sum of cash before fleeing in a gold-coloured Peugeot 407, which is believed to have been stolen from Lisburn earlier in the week.

The armed robbery happened shortly before 2pm.

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