A man and a woman have been charged after a tax driver and two bystanders were violently attacked in Sydney’s south overnight.
The attack unfolded outside convenience store on The Kingsway at Woolooware at around 11.40pm.
Police alleged the 21-year-old man and 20-year-old woman first attacked the taxi driver inside his cab before kicking him out of the vehicle and knocking him to the ground.
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The pair allegedly continued to assault the 46-year-old cabbie as he lay injured.
Two youths, aged 18 and 19, who were inside the store and witnessed the shocking attack raced to the taxi drivers aid, but they too were assaulted.
Police allege one teen was kicked in the head, while the other was scratched and punched.
All three were treated at the scene by paramedics.
The cab driver was taken to St George Hospital with serious head injuries.
The man and woman were arrested in another taxi a short time later at Sylvania.
They were taken to Sutherland Police Station where the 20-year-old woman was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and three counts of assault.
The 21-year-old man was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault and destroy property.
The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today via video link while the woman was granted strict condition bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on 14 July.