A taxi driver from Birmingham was beaten so badly by drunken customers that he may lose his job because his injuries has resulted in blurred vision.
Mohammed Rahman was knocked unconscious after being repeatedly strangled and punched from behind by yobs outside the National Motorcycle Museum.
The 56-year-old family man was called to pick up two guests from a party while working an evening shift for A2B Radio Cars in Solihull.
Mr Rahman only remembers telling one of the customers to take his feet off the back seats before waking up at Heartlands Hospital on the evening of Sunday 24 February.
The dad-of-two from Sparkbrook said he was ambushed after refusing to take the customers to Leamington Spa after one of them lay down across the back seats in his taxi.
After telling both the guests to get out, the perpetrators got angry and struck him so hard Mr Rahman was knocked unconscious and passed out at his steering wheel.
The taxi driver suffered serious facial injuries and bruising around his eyes.
Mr Rahman could also lose his cabbing job due to the injuries he sustained around his eyes, which has resulted in blurred vision.
The victim’s brother, Ahmed Reza, has issued a direct message to the perpetrators who he said were “Asian”.
He said: “I hope that the perpetrators of the crime will feel some remorse after seeing and reading the article, which will highlight the seriousness and the effect of their unprovoked attack on a family man who was simply doing his job. This was a horrific crime.”
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating an assault on a taxi driver outside the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Solihull, around 9.30pm on Sunday, 24 February.
“A man was taken to hospital with facial injuries following a dispute with a passenger.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference number 20SH/47259A/19.