Man in his 20s is arrested for alleged attempted robbery of a March taxi driver

PUBLISHED: 12:30 07 February 2018

A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery of March taxi driver Samuel Slater

A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery of March taxi driver Samuel Slater

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A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery of a March taxi driver.

The man remains in custody with Norfolk Police.

Dart taxi driver Samuel Slater, 67, said the alleged incident took place when he drove three passengers, two men and a woman, in a pre booked cab from outside the Griffin pub in March to Elm High Road in Wisbech.

The incident happened when he stopped at Morrison’s supermarket in Wisbech where the passengers claimed they needed to stop to take money from a cash machine.

Mr Slater has been a taxi driver for 16 years and says it is the first time in his driving career that he has experienced any problems in the early hours alleged incident that he says has left him shaken.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are investigating this as an attempted robbery.

“It happened at about 1.10am on Sunday January 28. Minor injuries were sustained.”

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