Tyne & Wear

Golf club attack by Newcastle taxi driver

A taxi driver who attacked a passenger with a golf club is being sought by police on Tyneside.

The 36-year-old man suffered a head injury during the incident early on Sunday.

He had travelled in the taxi from Newcastle city centre to Rosewood Avenue in Gosforth, where it stopped and a dispute broke out about the fare.

A Northumbria Police spokesman described it as a "nasty attack" and appealed for witnesses.

He added: "Newcastle taxi drivers have an excellent reputation, the majority are trustworthy and will ensure you get home safely."

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