Widnes officers appeal to trace taxi driver Date published: 9th January 2017 3.52pm

Police are appealing for information in relation to an assault in Widnes.

The incident took place at an address in the Wavertree Road area of Widnes on New Year’s Eve. As part of the investigation officers are keen to trace a taxi driver who may be able assist officers with their enquiries.

It is believed that the taxi driver picked up a man from the taxi rank outside the Imperial pub on Albert Road, at approximately 11.00pm on Saturday 31 January. The taxi then drove to the side of the Derby pub, on Farrant Street, where she collected a second passenger, a woman.

After collecting both passengers the taxi driver then dropped them off at an address in the Wavertree Avenue area of Widnes. The taxi has been described as a dark coloured, hatchback style vehicle which had a yellow taxi sign on its roof.

Detective Constable Jordan Trentini said: “We are currently carrying out a number of enquiries in relation to this incident and we are keen to trace the taxi driver as believe that she may hold vital information regarding this investigation.

“I would urge the taxi driver to contact the team here at Widnes to enable us to progress with our investigation.” 

The woman suffered injuries to her forehead, arms and knees as a result of the incident. A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the incident. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 611 of 1/1/2017. Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.