Teenager charged over Middleton taxi driver attack

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint in Manchester.

Police said the 35-year-old driver had his takings stolen after taking two people posing as customers to Middleton in the early hours of Monday.

The teenager has been charged with robbery, possession of a bladed article and aggravated vehicle-taking.

He has also been bailed over another incident in which a taxi driver had his throat cut during a robbery in his car.

It happened on Tuesday evening at the Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton.

The 39-year-old driver was attacked before his black Vauxhall Vectra was stolen.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

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