Manchester

Middleton cab driver's throat cut in attack

A 39-year-old cab driver has had his throat slit and his car stolen in Greater Manchester.

Police said the attack happened at 21:30 GMT on Tuesday at the Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not life-threatening, said a Greater Manchester Police spokesman.

The victim's car, a black Vauxhall Vectra, was driven from the scene by the offender, who hit a parked car.

'Torment endured'

Police said a teenager, described as white, 16 or 17 years old with a shaved head was seen running away from the scene.

Det Insp Melani Linton said: "The fact the victim is recovering at home is not a true reflection of the injuries sustained or torment he has endured.

"He is extremely lucky not to have been more seriously injured or even killed because of this attack and we need the public's help to identify the culprit.

"Did someone you know, who matches the description, come home in an agitated state, perhaps with blood on their clothing last night or this morning? If so we want to hear from you."

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