Police are investigating after a woman taxi driver was bitten and robbed in Eastbourne.

The victim had pulled over in St Anne’s Road near the Jobcentre in the town, when the woman passenger in the vehicle assaulted her, and stole money from her.

The victim was left with puncture wounds to her hand from where she had been bitten, following the incident around 11am last Friday (February, 23).

Detective Constable Cassandra Ebb said:

“This particularly nasty incident occurred during the day on a busy road where many people were likely to be.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or had any information.”

Police have described the suspect as white, aged about 25, 5’3″ to 5’4″ tall, and of a slim build.

She was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a short jacket, and a white or grey baseball cap which covered her hair.

She had blackened teeth, letters tattooed around her left wrist, and she spoke with a London accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online here, or call 101 quoting reference number 379 of 23/02.