Police have released an e-fit of a man who bit and robbed a taxi driver.

A group of five men were picked up in Manor Road, Chigwell, on Sunday, March 9 at around 6.45pm.

Three men were driven to Pools Lane in Chelmsford and the others were taken to Coral Close in South Woodham Ferrers.

At that point an argument broke out about the fare and the driver agreed to take a man to a cashpoint to take out more money.

On the way, as they were travelling along the A132, Burnham Road, the customer grabbed the driver from behind and forced him to stop.

The attacker then got out and opened the driver’s door before biting him on the hand and grabbing the victim’s takings and running off.

He is described as being around 5ft 11in and wearing black jeans, a black top and black shoes.

PC Andy Tindale, of Chelmsford CID, said: "The driver needed hospital treatment for the wounds to his hand and was left in considerable pain. This was an extremely distressing incident for him and I want to arrest this man as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.