CCTV appeal after Wirral pensioner sustains ankle injury in taxi

DETECTIVES investigating an incident that left the elderly passenger of a taxi with a serious ankle injury have released CCTV of a man wanted in connection with it.

At around 9.30pm on Friday, February 7, a man in his 70s was picked up by a Hackney cab on Great Charlotte Street in Liverpool to travel to Wirral.

After leaving the Birkenhead tunnel, it was reported that the driver became lost.

When the man attempted to speak to the driver, he braked suddenly twice, resulting in the passenger colliding with the front seats and falling to the floor.

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The cab driver took him to hospital where he was found to have sustained a serious ankle injury which required surgery.

Police have released CCTV footage of man they believe could have vital information to assist enquiries.

Roads policing sergeant Martin Mayne said: "This incident left an elderly man seriously injured and an investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

"The Hackney cab involved is described as mainly cream in colour but burgundy around the bottom third.

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"I would ask anyone who remembers seeing a cab of this description, has any CCTV or dashcam footage, or recognises the man pictured, to please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC quoting ref. 20000088183 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.