Two Charged Over Dorset Taxi Driver Attack

27 November 2013, 18:20 | Updated: 27 November 2013, 18:23

Dorset police have charged two men after a Weymouth taxi driver was attacked in Ferndown and his minibus was stolen.

Officers were called at around 1.50am on Tuesday 26 November 2013 about a robbery on Woolslope Road in West Moors in Ferndown.

A 38-year-old Weymouth man driving a taxi stopped to drop two men off at the location and told police he was attacked by them. They then made off in the white Ford Transit minibus.

The victim was not seriously injured.

The vehicle was later stopped in the Hampshire area and two men, a 19-year-old from Portland and a 21-year-old from Weymouth were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

21-year-old Leon James Russell from Weymouth, and 19-year-old Portland man Stephen George Heard have been charged with assault with intent to commit robbery, take a motor vehicle and other driving offences.

They were due before Bournemouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday 27 November 2013.