A BRADFORD taxi firm has backed an appeal for funds by the family of one its drivers.

Jason Scherer was stabbed in the neck in an incident in Simpson Grove, Armley, on Friday.

Amber Cars said on its Facebook page: "Our thoughts are with Jason Scherer and his family.

"We are in regular contact with his family offering as much support as we can. All our team at Amber Cars wish him a speedy recovery."

In a post on the Go Fund Me website, Mr Sherer's son Connor said that his father was stabbed over a £3 taxi fare.

He asks for donations to help the family out while his father cannot drive.

He wrote: "Well, this week ended on a very tragic story for our family. I always thought my first interview with the press would be about some exciting property project. Unfortunately, it was for a story following the brutal stabbing of my father in the neck while he was trying to complete his work as a taxi driver during the early hours of yesterday morning - it was all over a £3 fare.

"I want to thank so many people for their kind messages, along with the dozens of texts messages from family, friends, colleagues and just everyone who reached out.

"Thankfully, my dad will make a full recovery in time but until that time he won’t earn any income as a self-employed taxi driver therefore I am raising money. I appreciate that not everyone is in a position to donate, but even a share would be a great gesture.

"Any left over funds will be donated to a charity that is helping fight knife crime."

So far, more than £1,000 has been pledged on the Go Fund Me page. It is at https://www.gofundme.com/f/jason-scherer.

  • A 17-year-old male from Leeds has been charged in connection with the attack. He has been charged with Section 18 Assault, Attempt Robbery and Possession of an Offensive Weapon and appeared before Leeds magistrates on Saturday.