A taxi driver in Nicosia reported he was robbed and wounded by the passenger he was carrying on Thursday morning shortly after midnight, police said.

According to a statement, the taxi driver had just arrived in the capital from Paphos when the passenger forced him to stop at knifepoint. He then asked him to hand over his mobile phone and money.

The driver followed the instructions of the passenger, who, before getting out of the car, wounded him on the left shoulder with the knife.

After the passenger left, the taxi driver called the police and was taken to hospital to receive treatment for his wound. The perpetrator is still at large.