Taxi damaged after driver confronted man verbally abusing women

A TAXI driver was attacked after confronting a man being verbally abusive towards women at a Dorchester petrol station.

The incident unfolded at around 1am on Sunday, July 30, at the Shell garage in London Road.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said the taxi driver witnessed the man being verbally aggressive.

“On his drive out of the forecourt the taxi driver suggested to the man that he should leave the area,” they added.

“At which point the offender threw a water bottle at the taxi, started trying to punch the driver through the open car window and kicked the car door.”

PC Chloe Wellington, of Dorchester police, said: “During the incident the driver’s door of the taxi was damaged.

“I have been making enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident, including looking at CCTV footage.

“In order to progress my investigation, I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230119231. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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