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Police arrest one man and seek another after taxi driver assault in Portsmouth

Updated: Jan 15, 2023


Image credit: Portsmouth Police (Facebook)

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault on a Portsmouth taxi driver.


According to police sources, a taxi driver was assaulted whilst dropping off two men on Locksway Road, close to the junction with Milton Road, on Thursday 15 December 2022 at around 5:10pm.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, but officers would also like to speak to a second man. The man was carrying a Nike rucksack and wearing a baseball cap and a long sleeved, zip up, tracksuit top.

The taxi driver was unhurt in the incident.



A Hampshire Police spokesperson said via Facebook: “We’d like to speak to him after a taxi driver was assaulted when he dropped off two men on Locksway Road, close to the junction with Milton Road in Portsmouth on Thursday 15 December at around 5:10pm. The victim wasn’t hurt.


“The man we’d like to speak to was carrying a Nike rucksack and was wearing a baseball cap and a long sleeved, zip up, tracksuit top.

“As part of our enquiries a 29 year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and has been bailed until March 19 pending further enquiries.


“Anyone who saw what happened or who recognises the man pictured should call 101 quoting 44220505435.”

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