A 42-year-old taxi driver remains in hospital although his injuries are not believed to be life threatening after being stabbed in Moss Side yesterday evening.

The  driver had picked up a man on Dickenson Road, Longsight before driving to Ruskin Avenue.

After the car stopped, the customer began arguing over the cost of the fare before repeatedly stabbing the driver and fleeing the scene.

The offender is described as a slim white man in his mid-20s with dark hair. He was wearing a black coat with a black hoodie underneath with the hood up.

Detective Inspector Geoff Machent of GMP’s City of Manchester team said: “This was a disgusting attack on an unsuspecting man who was trying to do his job and provide a service to members of the public.

“We have been carrying out significant lines of enquiry since last night and have now established that the offender was picked up on Dickenson Road in Longsight before being taken to Ruskin Avenue where he launched his attack.

“Thankfully the taxi driver’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening however this could easily have been a different story.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who believes they may have any information which they think could help us find the person responsible so that they can be brought to justice.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2017 of 11/11/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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