Man charged over gunpoint robbery of taxi in Bootle

Hawthorne Road The taxi was stolen at gunpoint on Hawthorne Road in Bootle

A man is due in court after a taxi driver was threatened at gunpoint and then had his cab stolen in Merseyside.

An offender demanded the driver's keys and made off in the taxi parked at Hawthorne Road, Bootle, at 16:50 BST on Sunday, police said.

Police found the taxi and a loaded gun in Dymoke Road, Norris Green, at 17:30.

Steven Graham, 22, will appear before South Sefton magistrates later charged with robbery, firearm possession and attempting to escape lawful custody.

Mr Graham is of no fixed abode but is originally from Bootle.

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