Esperance taxi assault, Kalgoorlie man charged

A 30 year-old Kalgoorlie man has been charged with Serious Assault by Esperance Police.

A 70 year old taxi driver was assaulted in Esperance around 12:12am on Sunday July 29, 2018.

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One of the passengers allegedly struck the driver to the face causing injury and bruising to the driver’s face and arm, as well as damage to his glasses.

Following the incident, the driver told the Esperance Express the whole incident had “scared the daylights” out of him and he did not know whether he would have the confidence to come back to work, particularly during late nights. 

The alleged assailant was charged on Wednesday, August 8.

He is due to appear at Esperance Court on Wednesday, August 22 2018.