A TAXI driver feared for his life after being threatened with a knife by two men he was taking to Huncoat.
Shakeel Mirza, co-owner of MM Taxis, on St James Street, Burnley, said he was now too scared to drive his cab.
Mr Mirza said: "I was very shocked. I said if they wanted money just to take it but they said to keep driving.
"It's made me worried about going out in my taxi and I'm not driving anymore.
"My wife is very worried and upset."
The men pulled knives on Mr Mirza at around 12.25am on Sunday, after asking to be taken to Station Road in Huncoat.
Two women also got in the car.
Mr Mirza, 37, who lives in Nelson, had to jump from his moving car while driving along Padiham Road in Ightenhill after fearing he would be killed.
One of the men sitting in the front and the other in the back brandished the weapons and held them to Mr Mirza's back and neck.
His green Vauxhall Vectra was found by police, abandoned and badly damaged, in a field off Bolton Avenue, Huncoat, at 8.30am on Sunday.
When it was stolen there was around £90 cash in the taxi.
The men were believed to have earlier been involved in an argument with bouncers at a Burnley pub before they got in the car near the Red Lion, on the corner of St James Street and Burnley Road.