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Minicab driver assaulted by knife-wielding passenger in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 18:38 19 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:39 19 March 2019

A minicab driver was reportedly assaulted by a knife-wielding passenger in Winston Way this morning. Photo: Google

A minicab driver was reportedly assaulted by a knife-wielding passenger in Winston Way this morning. Photo: Google

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A minicab driver was taken hospital after reportedly being assaulted by a knife-wielding passenger in Ilford.

Police were called to reports of a man suffering head injuries in Winston Way at around 7am today, March 19.

The victim – a minicab driver aged in his 50s - told officers he had been assaulted by a passenger who was in possession of a knife.

Paramedics also attended and took the man to hospital for treatment. He has now been discharged.

A 44-year-old woman was arrested nearby on suspicion of GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.

She remains in custody at an east London police station.

Inquiries into the circumstances continue.

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