Passenger held knife to taxi driver’s throat in Northamptonshire before demanding money

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A taxi passenger who held a knife to the throat of a driver in Northampton before demanding money fled empty handed after a “scuffle” police say.

The taxi was called to Warren Road in Spencer at about 1.30am on Saturday, November 28.

The driver picked up two men who said they had booked the vehicle and they travelled along Mill Lane.

One of the men then grabbed the taxi driver from behind, held a knife to his throat and demanded that he pulled over.

After the vehicle stopped, the men pulled the driver out of the car and demanded money.

Following a brief scuffle, the two men fled empty handed in the direction of King’s Heath.

Both men were white, had English accents, were between 5ft 6 inches and 5ft 7 inches and wore black clothes.

A police spokeswoman said one of the men was fat and the other was thin.

They were both aged between 30 and 35.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at