Police are appealing for information following an assault on a taxi driver in Hanley.
The offender got into a taxi at The Rigger on Marsh Parade in Newcastle at about 1:20am on Saturday 27 August, but when the vehicle was in St John Street in Hanley the driver was assaulted and money was demanded.
The offender walked away from the taxi after the assault.
He is described as a white man, of stocky build, approx. 5' 10" tall, in his early to mid 20's. He had short lightish coloured hair and a full beard.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.
Anyone with information on the above incident is asked to call PC Ian Martin on 101 quoting incident number 79 of 27 August, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.