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One man arrested over knifepoint robbery on taxi driver

One man has been arrested following a CCTV appeal after an alleged knifepoint robbery on a taxi driver in Bournemouth.

The victim - a local man aged in his 50s - picked up two men and a woman in his taxi outside Bournemouth train station at around 12.10am on Tuesday 20th September.

As they travelled along Wimborne Road the woman asked the driver to go down Lawford Road and pull over.

It was reported that all three left the taxi and began to walk off, before the two men returned and demanded money from the taxi driver and threatened him with a knife.

The victim was not physically injured in the incident.

A 32-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently assisting officers with enquiries.

Witness appeal to assault

Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an alleged assault in the town.

Sometime between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday 25th September it was reported that an altercation occurred between a group of men and a second group of men who were travelling in a silver Vauxhall Insignia near to the underpass along Wellington Road.

A 21-year-old man from Bournemouth sustained a facial injury. A 28-year-old man from Eastleigh in Hampshire suffered facial injuries and a fractured hand. They were taken to hospital for treatment.

Five Bournemouth men, aged 22, 23, 24, 25 and 27, have been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.


VIDEO REPORT: Corbyn appeals for unity as Portsmouth Labour leader quits

Phil Hornby puts the Labour leader on the spot Credit: ITV Meridian

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told Meridian that his party must show unity, after he was re-elected with overwhelming support from party members.

But there's still dissent in the ranks- with John Ferrett, the leader of the Labour group in Portsmouth quitting the party today, saying it's no longer a credible opposition.

The only two local Labour MPs - Peter Kyle and Alan Whitehead - have also criticised Mr Corbyn's leadership.

Mr Kyle has come under pressure from some activists in Brighton and Hove who want him replaced- it all adds up to a bit of a soap opera.

This from our political correspondent Phil Hornby.

VIDEO REPORT: It's the Jeremy V Kyle show! But can Labour win the South East?

Phil Hornby puts the Labour leader in the spot Credit: ITV Meridian

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has given public backing to the Hove MP Peter Kyle, who is the South East's sole Labour MP.

Some of Mr Corbyn's supporters in Brighton and Hove have said they want him replaced. In fact, membership in that area has trebled since last year's election, to around 6,000.

But Mr Corbyn's words are unlikely to end the divisions.

Our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports from the labour conference in Liverpool

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