A TAXI driver was badly beaten in a robbery at Birkby.
The driver had picked up a fare at 8.45pm on Friday.
When he reached Spinkfield Road at 9pm, the two male passengers in his silver Ford Galaxy attacked him.
They tried to strangle him while he was in the driver’s seat and take his money.
The driver sounded his horn until they dragged him from the vehicle onto the ground and kicked and punched him.
They finally got away with a small amount of cash from his money belt.
Both attackers were aged 18 to 20 and of slim build.
One was white, the other African Caribbean or mixed race.
Det Con Julian Burgin, of Huddersfield CID, said: “Local residents must be aware it has happened. We would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.”
Contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.