Preston taxi drivers scared for their safety in ongoing attacks

Posted on - 2nd March, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
Ashton Allied taxi smashed window
A window was smashed in February

Preston taxi drivers say they are continuing to be targeted by youths throwing objects at their vehicles.


In a recent incident, a stone smashed through the back window of an Ashton Allied people carrier in Ribbleton while passengers were inside.

Ex-taxi driver and Ashton Allied manager Khalid Nakhuda said: “It happened on Monday 22 February in Miller Road near Preston Glades Care Home.

“The driver said the stone was thrown by young kids aged about 12 years old. Thank God no one was hurt.”

Khalid spoke to Blog Preston about the attacks in November, saying he feared a driver would be seriously injured or even killed if the issue wasn’t addressed.

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Speaking this week, he said: “Nothing has changed. I have at least ten log numbers from incidents like this in the last three weeks alone.

“Something needs to be done before someone is seriously hurt.”

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We were called at around 8.20pm on 22 February to reports a taxi had been travelling along Miller Road, Preston, when a stone was thrown at it, smashing a window.

“There were passengers in the vehicle at the time, but thankfully nobody was injured.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 1452 of February 22nd.”

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