Man jailed over taxi driver knifepoint robbery

A man has been jailed after robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint in Bradford.

Sohail Ali, 24, threatened Tanveer Mohammed with a kitchen knife after taking his taxi from Norfolk Gardens, near City Hall, in the city centre to Barkerend on 8 January.

Bradford Crown Court heard how Ali, a drug addict who has been sentenced previously for drugs offences, demanded £20 and claimed he would give £10 back, as he was desperate for a fix.

Mr Mohammed was able to beckon another taxi driver over and Ali fled when he approached.

Ali pleaded guilty to robbery and was jailed for three and a half years.

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