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OBJECT ‘FIRED’: Police investigation starts as ‘reckless act’ leaves local taxi driver shaken

Dorset Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after something ‘FIRED’ at Weymouth taxis causes damage and leaves cabbie shaken in Weymouth.

Officers were called at 10.23pm Saturday 10 July to reports that something had been fired at the rear windscreen of a taxi as it was being driven along Radipole Lane towards Spa Road. It is reported that a 4x4 vehicle had been seen in the area at the time.

The driver, a local man aged in his 60s, was left shaken, but thankfully uninjured. Officers, including firearms officers, attended and stopped several 4x4 vehicles, but they were all ruled out from enquiries.

An investigation is underway. No arrests have been made.

Inspector Darren Stanton, of Dorset Police, said: “Initial reports were that a shot had been fired at the car, however following our investigations a firearm has been ruled out. It is believed an object or catapult was used to cause this damage. This was a deliberate and reckless act and I would like to reassure the victim and the community that a full investigation is underway.

“We know that a 4x4 vehicle was seen in the area at the time of the incident and I would urge anyone with information as to who was responsible to please come forward.

“Finally, I would ask any motorists who were travelling in the Radipole Lane area at the relevant time to please check their dashcam footage and contact us if they find anything of relevance.”


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