Glasgow & West Scotland

Hijacked taxi driven into Glasgow garden

Three youths are being sought after a taxi was stolen at knife point and later driven into a garden in Glasgow.

A male, aged between 16 and 18, opened the taxi door and threatened the 41-year-old driver at about 2140 BST on Tuesday in Rye Road, Barmulloch.

He then struck the driver on the arm with a knife as he got out and drove off in the taxi with two other youths of a similar age.

The driver was treated in hospital for his injuries before being allowed home.

Police said the youth who injured the driver was described as a white male and was wearing a blue hooded top.

The two other youths were wearing a black top and red hooded top.

After stealing the Toyota Avensis taxi, the three youths drove off along Ryehill Road into Berryburn Road where the car ended up in the garden of a house in Berryburn Place.

They then fled the scene and were last seen running into Toryburn Road.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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