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Taxi driver injured in knife-point robbery
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A taxi driver suffered neck injuries during a knife-point robbery in Tameside.

At 7.20pm on Monday 10 September 2012, the driver, a 41-year-old man, picked up a man on Bennett Street near to Richmond Car Sales.

He asked to go to Tameside Hospital to collect a relative and after waiting for about 20 minutes, was taken to a number of addresses in Stalybridge.

The victim then took the offender to Lakes View and once there he lunged at the driver with a knife, causing a cut on his neck.

A brief struggle ensued during which the offender stole cash and the driver suffered further minor injuries.

The offender is described as white, 40-years-old, slim to medium build, with short brown hair.

Detective Constable Ian Toole, from Tameside CID, said: “To lunge at someone’s neck with a knife is an extremely serious offence that could have had grave consequences but thankfully the victim, on this occasion, was not seriously injured.

“The offender has essentially risked another person’s life for a handful of cash and I want to hear from anyone who can help me identify him.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7834, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.