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Image of man wanted in connection with attack on Belfast taxi driver released by police

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in relation to an attack which left a taxi driver with a broken jaw.

The incident happened in Belfast City Centre in May of this year.

On May 7, an unprovoked assault was carried out on a male taxi driver at around 3.30am by an unknown male as he stood beside his taxi in the High Street area.

His attacker then got into the taxi and attempted to drive off in it.

He was unable to start the car, and fled the scene on foot in the direction of Royal Avenue, leaving the taxi driver requiring surgery.

Detective Inspector McDonnell said: "This was a completely unprovoked and cowardly attack on a man who was simply out earning his living. We have been carrying out various enquiries since the incident and by releasing this image today [Tuesday] we hope to progress our enquiries further.

"I would ask anyone with any information about this incident or who can assist us to identify the individual pictured to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 261 07/05/18.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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