THERE has been a second violent assault on a Tamworth taxi driver in six days.
In the latest incident the 55-year-old male driver suffered head injuries when he was physically assaulted after he responded to a call early on Friday morning.
At 2.30am yesterday, the driver arrived at an address in Donald St and was met by three men wearing dark hooded clothing who used an unknown item, believed to be a brick, to attack the man through the window of his cab.
The men stole a small amount of the man's takings for the night and fled the scene and were last seen running down Lorraine St.
The taxi driver was taken to Tamworth Base Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
A week ago, another taxi driver escaped an attempted robbery after he was called to a Tingara St address just after 5am on Saturday morning.
After stopping at the address, a brick was thrown at the driver, hitting him on the arm and after the driver got out to confront the man, another appeared and demanded money from the driver.
The man got back into the cab and drove away from the scene and suffered minor lacerations to his arm in the incident.
Detectives from Oxley Local Area Command are investigating both incidents and calling for witnesses.
Anyone who may have information can contact Tamworth Police Station.