Taxi driver chased down street….

Posted: April 8, 2010 in Law & Disorder

…….by a machete-wielding drunken passenger after he refused to accept sex with the man’s wife as payment for a fare.

The driver said he was left shaking and feeling sick after the man ran at him with the 18-inch weapon on Friday night. Sick because of the machete or the man’s wife?

IlieThe 38-year-old father-of-five picked the man up outside The Wellington pub in Bury New Road, Bolton at about 10.30pm.

When the taxi arrived at the man’s address in Willows Lane, Deane, the passenger refused to pay, instead offering the driver the chance to go inside for “jiggy jiggy with wife”.

The drunken man, who is thought to be Polish, reacted furiously as the Metro driver explained this would not be acceptable. The taxi driver, who asked not to be named, said the man became aggressive and threatening. The driver pressed his panic button and a number of other drivers from the same firm arrived on the scene, prompting the passenger to start shouting at them and hitting their cars.

He then ran inside his house and came out with the machete.

The driver said: “It wasn’t just a kitchen knife – it was a machete, about a foot-and-a-half long.

“He made a beeline for me and I was off like Steve Cram. He was extremely drunk and the other drivers just parted like the Red Sea because they feared for their own safety. I was shaking and being sick.”

The driver dialled 999 as soon as he reached a safe distance from his would-be attacker.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed pending further inquiries.


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