A taxi driver who was assaulted and robbed by three teenagers had to spend the night in hospital.

The cabbie went to a house in Mascord Close at 10pm on Friday to pick up a fare.

In the street, he was approached by three white teenage boys who punched him in the face, threatened him with an unknown weapon and forced him to hand over his cash and a mobile phone.

The attackers, wearing dark hoodies, then ran away. The cab driver was treated at hospital for minor injuries.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.