Police probe assault of taxi driver in Woolloomooloo

Police have released images of a person they believe can assist with their inquiries into the assault of a taxi driver in inner Sydney earlier this year, NSW Police say.

About 2.20am on Sunday 6 March 2016, a taxi driver picked collected a passenger from Goulburn Street, Sydney, between George and Pitt streets.

Police were told that when the taxi reached Cowper Street Wharf Road at Woolloomooloo, the passenger grabbed the wheel of the taxi, causing it to mount the kerb and crash into a sign before the driver was able to steer it back onto the road way.

The 24-year-old taxi driver was then assaulted, suffering cuts and bruising, before the passenger fled the taxi without paying the fare.

Detectives have made extensive inquiries to date and are now appealing for public assistance as their inquiries continue.

They have also released images of a person they believe can assist with their inquiries into the incident.

The man is depicted in the images as being of Caucasian appearance with an average build, a lightly tanned or sunburnt complexion, brown hair and a short brown trimmed build.

He is seen wearing a white T-shirt with an ‘Adidas’ logo and yellow shorts, and police believe he speaks with an Irish accent.

Police are appealing for the man or anyone who knows his identity to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stopers.

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