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Appeal for information after man dragged by taxi

A man has been dragged 100m through a Sydney street following an argument with a taxi driver.

Police from Sydney City Local Area Command have been told a 30-year-old man attempted to hail a cab at the intersection of Park and George streets, about 1.20am (Saturday 6 January 2018), but the driver allegedly declined the fare.

The would-be passenger reportedly reached into the cab as the driver accelerated away, and the man was dragged about 100m to the intersection of Druitt and Sussex street where he fell to the ground.

The man was knocked unconscious and the taxi allegedly left the scene.

Passers-by rendered assistance until emergency services arrived.

The man was taken to the Sydney Eye Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his head.

Police spoke with witnesses at the scene and are now following several lines of inquiry.

Anyone who may have seen the incident and has not yet spoken to police is urged to call Day Street Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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