Woman threatened with knife by biker as she drove through Poole

A BIKER threatened a driver with a knife as she made her way down a road in Poole.

The frightening incident unfolded in the Canford Heath Road area at around 4.30pm on Thursday, October 26.

Dorset Police said a woman was driving on Canford Heath Road, heading toward the Mannings Heath Roundabout, when she noticed three dirt bikes travelling behind her.

“One of the bikes, which was red and black, came up to the side of her vehicle and the male rider produced a knife before making a threatening gesture to the driver,” police said.

“The female motorist left the Mannings Heath Roundabout in the direction of Tower Park and did not see the bikes again.”

The rider is described as white and around 18 years old. He was wearing a balaclava, black jacket and black gloves. He had a female passenger on the back of his bike.

PC Declan Garbutt, of Poole police, said: “We are conducting a number of enquiries into this incident and I would urge any witnesses who have not spoken to police to please contact us.

“I would also urge anyone who was travelling along Canford Heath Road or in the area around the Mannings Heath Roundabout between 4.20pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, October 26, to please check any dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230170327. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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