NSW: Taxi drivers bashed just minutes apart

POLICE are appealing for information after a taxi driver was bashed in inner-city Sydney early this morning, just a few kilometres from where a fellow cabbie was attacked 10 minutes earlier.

About 2am, police say they were called to Harris Street, near the intersection of Miller Rd, after reports of an injured person.

When police and paramedics arrived, they found a 59–year-old male taxi driver with facial injuries.


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He was taken by ambulance to hospital for further treatment to his injuries which police say are not considered life-threatening.

Just 10 minutes earlier, at around 1.50pm, a 39-year-old male cab driver was found by police bleeding from a cut above the eye after an alleged assault on New South Head Rd, near the intersection of Glenmore Rd, at Edgecliff.

He was assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital for observation.

Police have not commented on whether the two attacks are linked, with detectives yet to interview both victims to obtain a description of the of the person, or people, responsible.

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