Information from Uber leads police to lay assault charge

Information from Uber leads police to lay assault charge

INFORMATION from an Uber cab provided critical information in a Landsdale assault involving one of the company’s drivers in June.

Senior Sergeant Simon Hazell said the victim picked the accused up from Perth CBD.

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“The man said he would give the driver directions,” he said. “They were driving around for a while and the driver questioned the passenger after becoming suspicious. That’s when the man allegedly assaulted the driver.”

Officers contacted Uber with a warrant for details of the journey.

After obtaining a photo of the man, they presented a photo board to the victim who identified his attacker.

Police charged him with assault.