July 4, 2018 1.55 pm This story is over 64 months old

Masked gang attack seaside taxi driver

People wearing hoodies and masks smashed up the taxi and whacked the driver with a baseball bat.

A taxi driver in Mablethorpe was left bloodied and bruised after he was reportedly assaulted by three masked attackers.

The incident happened around 11.45pm on Monday, July 2, at the entrance to Mablethorpe Caravan and Chalet Park, in Links Avenue.

Police said the taxi driver was in his vehicle when three people in black hoodies and masks ran towards it.

They smashed the driver’s side window and windscreen of the taxi. Police believe they may have used a baseball bat.

The taxi’s window was smashed.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson added: “They then used the same weapon to hit the driver on his head several times, before running off.

“The driver suffered bruising, swelling and cuts to the side of his face.

“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw the three people in the area either before or after the attack, to contact us.”

Inside the taxi.

Anyone with information can call the force on the non-emergency 101 number.

Some local people claimed the group were part of a gang notorious for crime in the area.

Sheila Billingham posted in the Facebook group ‘Mablethorpe Area Action Group’ that ‘mindless thugs from a known gang attacked this taxi driver’.

Glass on the floor of the taxi

She said: “Nothing was stolen, just a violent assault. When is this going to stop? Or are we just becoming a lawless violent town.”

Damage was also done to the taxi which can be seen in Sheila’s pictures below:

There have not yet been any arrests in connection with the incident.