Uber driver assaulted, car stolen by teens near Newcastle, NSW police say-NewsCO

January 29, 2017

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January 29, 2017 11:15:11

New South Wales police are looking for two teenagers involved in an alleged attack on an Uber driver, who was punched and kicked and then had his car stolen near Newcastle this morning.

The 35-year-old male driver was called to a street in Charlestown about 12:30am and found 15 to 20 people outside a house.

One of the people in the group allegedly climbed onto the car and began jumping on the bonnet and roof, police said.

At least four teenagers then dragged the driver out of the vehicle and he was punched and kicked, they said.

The driver managed to escape the group and was allegedly chased by a group of teens wielding baseball bats to a nearby house before they attacked a car that was parked in the driveway of the property.

Police said the driver’s vehicle was stolen by two of the teens and later found in a nearby street, where it had been crashed into a roundabout.

The man, who suffered cuts and bruising, refused medical treatment from paramedics at the scene.

Police are looking for two teens, aged 17 to 18, who were allegedly involved in the incident.

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