Woman, 23, in court over taxi robbery

A woman is due to appear in court today after taxi driver was stabbed in the arm in an alleged robbery.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 9:59 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:25 pm
A taxi driver was stabbed in Caroline Street IMAGE: Google

The incident happened in Caroline Street, Blackpool at midnight on Monday.

The alleged offender is said to have climbed into the back of a Premier cab before demanding the driver hand over his takings.

The driver was able to send an alert to colleagues and a woman was detained at the scene by other taxi firm employees until the police arrived.

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The cab driver was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with puncture wounds to his arm.

His condition is understood not to be serious.

A 23-year-old woman from Blackpool was been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

She was charged on Monday evening and will appear before Blackpool magistrates today.