Taxi driver threatened at gunpoint by schoolboy in Northampton

A taxi driver was threatened with a gun by a gang of youths, one of whom is thought to be only 14 years old, in Northampton’s Eastern District.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:30 am
The incident took place at Long Mallows Rise in Ecton Brook, Northampton. Picture for illustration purposes only.

At around 4.05pm on Saturday, November 23, a taxi driver arrived at Long Mallows Rise to pick up a fare.

A groups of around 10 youths were present, all wearing dark clothes and some wearing face masks.

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When the driver refused to let him in, the youths surrounded the car and one took out a hand gun and pointed it at the driver, who then drove off.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The boy who held the firearm is described as white, aged 14-15, 5ft, and of slim build.

"He wore black jogging bottoms and a hoody, which had white detail on it and half a zip.

"The hood was worn up and the boy had a black mask covering his lower face."

Anyone who saw the incident or has information about it can call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.