Airdrie mum in search for taxi driver who saved son from attack

The teenager was targeted after getting off the train at Airdrie. Picture: Geograph

The teenager was targeted after getting off the train at Airdrie. Picture: Geograph

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AN Airdrie mum has issued a heartfelt plea to trace a taxi driver who stopped her son from being attacked.

Joshua Monro was walking home from Airdrie train station late at night when two men, who had been harassing him on the train, proceeded to follow him home.

The pair threw stones, shouted abuse and threatened to stab the 19 year-old.

Before the attack could unfold, a taxi driver swerved his car in between the men and Joshua and gave the teenager a free lift home.

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Joshua’s mum Lynn Bell is now trying to trace the driver to thank him for protecting her son.

Posted a thank you message on Airdrie Taxis Facebook page, describing the driver as “angel”, suggesting that “some people would just have drove past.”

Lynn told a daily newspaper that she wants to trace the mystery driver to thank him.

She said: “This guy is an actual hero as far as I’m concerned and I would like to treat him to a wee dinner or something nice with his family. He wouldn’t accept a fare either!”

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