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Australia Taxi driver 'assaulted for not going to drive-thru'

12:55  14 october  2019
12:55  14 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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A Queensland taxi driver was assaulted after refusing to take his passengers to a fast-food drive-thru, police say.

CCTV shows a man sitting in the front seat of a maxi taxi appearing to become verbally abusive to the driver before punching him in the head multiple times.

Another male passenger then begins to punch the driver from behind.

a man taking a selfie: Police would like to speak to this man and another also depicted in the CCTV.© Queensland Police Police would like to speak to this man and another also depicted in the CCTV.

The 35-year-old driver had collected the fare of about 11 people including adults and children from Hastings Street in Noosa Heads just before midnight on September 7 this year.

It is the taxi company's policy for drivers to refuse requests to take passengers to drive-through.

Police said the driver had pulled over and asked the man in the front seat to get out before he was attacked.

The group, who appeared to be wearing fancy dress costumes, fled along Weyba Road.

The victim was not seriously injured.

Police would like to speak to two men depicted in the CCTV.

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