Humberside

Hull taxi dispute man still 'critical'

A man who suffered serious head injuries after a dispute in a taxi remains in a critical condition in hospital, police have said.

The 23-year-old was one of six men who were asked to leave a taxi on Beverley Road after they started arguing in the early hours of Saturday.

He is thought to have stayed in the cab after the others got out and was later found lying by the side of the road.

A 33-year-old man arrested over the incident was later released on bail.

Humberside Police said it was still not clear what had happened to the injured man, who was still unconscious with life-threatening injuries at Hull Royal Infirmary on Monday.

Officers were supporting the man's family and conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area.

'Vital' witnesses

Officers said they wanted to speak to several possible witnesses to the attack, which happened at about 0215 BST near Strand Close.

They included a white man wearing light blue jeans and a black long-sleeved top who was seen walking in the bus lane away from the city centre with a mobile phone to his right ear.

Detectives also said they wanted to speak to the driver of a car, believed to be a Renault Clio, which was parked nearby, and a group of people seen stood in a bus shelter.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "We are working to establish how this man sustained these serious injuries so it is vital that anyone who was in the area comes forward to help us get to the bottom of this."

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