A Bradford taxi driver says he is "worried for his safety" after he was the victim of an attack.

Zamir Ali says that, at around 6.30pm last Thursday, some youths threw a brick at his car as he was driving on Wibsey Park Avenue.

He says he reported the incident to police but was told "no further action" would be taken.

"The police don't always bother and that's becoming a growing problem", he said.

"Unfair treatment towards taxi drivers is common. I know many drivers who have been robbed and subjected to abuse", Mr. Ali continued.

He referenced a protest that took place last week, where Leeds taxi drivers gathered outside of Leeds District Police headquarters to take a stand against what they saw as a lack of police support. This protest took place just two days before the incident where Mr. Ali had a brick thrown at his taxi, he said.

"Similarly, the general feeling amongst taxi drivers here in Bradford is that we are also not being protected."

"The brick that was thrown at my car damaged my door and wing mirror. Luckily it didn't come through the window – I feel like it is only a matter of time before someone gets killed."

Superintendent Andrew Reid of Bradford District Police, said: " We are aware of the concerns raised by the victim in this case. All reports are investigated and if there are any lines of enquiry these will be followed up. We encourage private hire taxi drivers to contact their local Neighbourhood Policing Teams with any ongoing safety concerns - details can be found on the WYP website.

"Incidents like this are unacceptable and could have serious consequences. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference 13190560193."