“Vicious” attack leaves man with bleed on brain


A taxi driver had his head kicked and stamped on during a “vicious and sustained” attack in Lyndhurst Road on Wednesday (June 12).

The 45-year-old was left with serious head injuries from the violent assault, during which a man also threw a brick through the windscreen of his taxi.

Three offenders were involved in the altercation; one punched the victim several times in the face, causing him to fall to the floor before kicking and stamping on his head.

All three men fled the scene and the victim was taken to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital for treatment where a scan revealed he had suffered a bleed on the brain.

Two of the offenders were Asian males, aged around 18 and 20, and the third is believed to have been a black male.

One of them may have been riding a pushbike.

Det Sgt Chris Beresford said: “This was a particularly vicious and sustained attack on the victim which has left him with some very nasty injuries. It is imperative that we locate the offenders responsible as quickly as possible to stop them from carrying out any further attacks.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who was in Lyndhurst Road on Wednesday afternoon and may have seen an altercation taking place to get in touch. Even the smallest pieces of information could assist us with our inquiries.”

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DS Beresford, in confidence, on 01582 394092, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.