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Bournemouth taxi knife robbery: CCTV images released

Dorset Police CCTV Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Police released images of two men seen at Miro off-licence on Wimborne Road.

CCTV images of two men suspected of being involved in an attempted knifepoint robbery in Bournemouth have been released by police.

A taxi driver was threatened after dropping off two men and a woman on Lawford Road in the early hours of Tuesday. They demanded money from him.

The driver fended them off with a screwdriver after one of the men lunged at him with a knife.

Police released images of two men seen at Miro off-licence on Wimborne Road.

The taxi driver was not injured. A police search of the area, assisted by a dog unit, failed to find the three.

Det Con Mark Richardson, of Bournemouth CID, said it was a "frightening attack" on the driver.

He said one of the men tried to take a carrier bag of beer from someone outside the off-licence and he appealed for that person to come forward.

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