Wiltshire Police are appealing for information regarding an assault which occurred on Sunday 1st March 2015.
At around 1:00 am two men got into the taxi at the taxi rank in New Canal and asked to be taken to Amesbury. One of the men vomited in the vehicle and the driver pulled over on Castle Road near to the junction with Butts Road.
The man who had been sick in the car is alleged to have verbally abused and physically assaulted the driver. The other man, who is being treated as a witness, ran off.
Fortunately the taxi driver did not sustain any serious injury during the incident.
A 24 year old man from Amesbury was arrested on suspicion of assault and subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Officers investigating the incident need to identify the other man who ran off when the incident happened as he may have information which could assist the investigation. He is described as tall (probably over 6ft), and of skinny build. He had a short back and sides haircut which was of a fairly light colour. He was wearing a long sleeved top (which may have been brown and yellow) and dark trousers.
Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the man described or who saw the incident and has not yet come forward is asked to contact Local Crime Investigator Anne King at Bourne Hill Police Station on 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.