Appeal over taxi driver assault at North Mackay, QLD

Mackay detectives investigating the assault of a taxi driver in January have released CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries into the incident, Queensland Police say.

Around 11pm on January 20, a taxi attended a residence on College Court at North Mackay when the 31-year-old male driver was assaulted by a man.

The man repeatedly punched the driver in the head while trying to remove him from the vehicle.

The victim’s clothing was ripped during the incident and cash was stolen from his torn pocket.

He sustained facial injuries during the assault.

The man was described as being Pacific Islander in appearance, about 165cm tall with a muscular build and having a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm and a tattoo on his right forearm.

Anyone who may recognise the man depicted in the CCTV images is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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