CCTV call after Newbridge knife attack on taxi driver

Taxi-driver robbed at knife point in estate

Niamh O'Donoghue

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CCTV call after Newbridge knife attack on taxi driver

The taxi rank at Michael Murphy's in Newbridge

Taxi drivers are calling for CCTV at Newbridge ranks in the wake of a second vicious attack in four months.

A taxi driver was held up at knife point last week, just three months after another driver was hit with a bar in a robbery on Station Road.

Speaking after the incident, Ade, who did not want to give his full name, said he was horrified when his passenger pulled a knife on him at the Highfield Estate.

“I was shocked. It’s never happened to me before,” he said.

The culprit stole his iPhone and €75 — and escaped on foot.

Gardaí say the phone was later recovered at a store on Georges Street and inquiries are ongoing.