Tyne & Wear

Newcastle taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

Police are seeking a couple who robbed a Newcastle taxi driver at knifepoint.

The pair, described as a white man and a woman of Southeast Asian appearance, were picked up on City Road in the early hours of Saturday.

They asked to be taken to St Anthonys Road in Walker, but as the cab reached Allendale Road, the woman asked the driver to stop and she got out.

The man grabbed the driver, produced a knife, and demanded cash. A small sum was handed over and the couple ran off.

Anyone who was in the area of Allendale Road at about 0240 BST, and may have seen or heard anything, is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

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