Now Women, in Drogheda, act like Savages, Attacking an Innocent Working, Taximan?

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Taxi driver viciously attacked by woman in Drogheda claims ‘nobody gives a damn about us’

It is the second savage attack the 56-year-old has endured in recent times as five years ago a man was convicted for attacking him as he waited for a fare outside a railway station.

A taxi Driver is attacked by a female passenger in Drogheda.
A taxi Driver is attacked by a female passenger in Drogheda.

A taxi driver has claimed, “Nobody gives a damn about us” after he was viciously attacked by a woman.

It is the second savage attack the 56-year-old has endured in recent times as five years ago a man was convicted for attacking him as he waited for a fare outside a railway station.

Paul Byrne, from Duleek, Co Meath was repeatedly punched after he refused to take a fare because the man was covered in blood.

Paul revealed how the fact he was wearing a seat belt left him a sitting duck.

In footage of the incident one woman can be heard to scream, ‘Get the f***k… f**k off’ and a man is knocked to the ground, apparently unconscious.

He said: “That is the bizarre thing about what happened last Sunday, I don’t usually work in Drogheda any more after the first attack, I generally work around the Ashbourne area but my partner was arriving home late from a show in Dublin so I drove to Drogheda to collect her and decided to finish my shift there.

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“I was the only car on the rank in Peter Street and two males and a female got in, as they did I heard another woman screaming further back up the street.

Taxi Driver Paul Byrne shows the injury to his face after an attack by a female passenger in Drogheda
Taxi Driver Paul Byrne shows the injury to his face after an attack by a female passenger in Drogheda

“That woman came running down shouting for my fares to allow her friend to travel home but they ignored her and she then started ranting at me to let him in, I looked at the guy and he was covered in blood and actually still bleeding so I said no. She then yanked the driver’s door open and started raining punches into my face. The seat belt held me in and kind of made me a sitting duck, at one point she dropped her phone and I grabbed it thinking she might just ask for it back and leave but that seemed to make her angrier.

“Then her female friend, started hitting me as well. My initial attacker must have landed up to 30 blows on
me before I said to myself, ‘I have to get away for my own safety’, that is when I got out of the car.

“You are kind of compromised when being attacked by a woman, I knew if I punched her back anyone watching would just see a man hitting a girl and react accordingly so I stayed calm, I have a short enough fuse but I did keep my cool.

“When I got out she caught me with two decent right hooks but I never reacted.

“The next thing was another taxi pulled up the far side of the road and a guy got out and came over and he ended up shoving my attackers’ male friend on to the ground.”

A man is pushed to the ground on a scuffle between taxi drivers and passengers in Drogheda
A man is pushed to the ground on a scuffle between taxi drivers and passengers in Drogheda

Paul admits the two attacks have rattled him.

He said: “After the first one, which happened when I told a man he couldn’t drink beer in my cab, I had to get surgery on the tendons in my shoulder and lost a tooth and this did bring back memories of that.”

A Garda spokesman said: “Gardai arrested a woman in her 20s following an incident of assault on Peter Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth at approximately 2.45am on Saturday 23rd October 2022.

“The woman was later charged in relation to the incident and is due to appear at Drogheda District Court on 14th November 2022.”

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