Police hunt taxi driver after man dragged from car and left in street
The incident was caught on camera and the victim was seen hitting his head as he was pulled out by his feet.
A taxi driver is being hunted by police after he was caught on camera dragging an unconscious passenger from the car and leaving him in the middle of the road.
City of London Police have issued CCTV footage of the incident, which happened just after 6am on May 16.
It shows a man being pulled from the back seat by his feet and hitting his head, before the driver gets back into the taxi and drives off.
The man was found 15 minutes later by an off-duty police officer and the taxi reappeared shortly afterwards.
Although the driver spoke to the officer, he did not mention the victim had been in his vehicle.
The London Ambulance Service were called and the man was taken to hospital.
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On the 16 May a man was dragged by his feet from a taxi on Fenchurch Place by the driver. He hit his head and was left unconscious in the middle of the street.
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Pc Christopher Hook, from the City of London Police, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident in May.
“To forcibly move a vulnerable person from your taxi and to leave them lying in the middle of the road is appalling and we need to find the man that did this.
“If you have any information on this incident, please call us on 0207 601 2222 and quote the reference number 2403.”