AN investigation is ongoing after a woman was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver in Bournemouth.

The woman, who is aged in her 20s, was sexually assaulted in a taxi following a night out with friends in Bournemouth town centre. 

The victim got into the taxi somewhere between the town centre and Winton area. 

During the journey, it is reported that the male taxi driver made sexual comments to the victim and indecently exposed himself.

Read more: What you need to know as Wimborne Road work to begin next week

The victim screamed and made attempts to get out of the vehicle, which was locked.

The man eventually stopped, and the victim got out of the car.

As the victim attempted to turn her phone on, it is reported that the man reversed his car into her, causing her to fall backwards and hit her head on the ground.

Read more: Shocking figures show no suspect identified in nearly three-quarters of thefts in Dorset

Another man stopped at the scene and helped the victim to her feet. He administered first aid before driving her home to safety.

The incident happened on Thursday, March 24, and was reported to Dorset Police on Thursday, May 5.

Police Constable Elliot Penn, of North Bournemouth police, said: “While I appreciate this incident occurred some months ago and the exact location and time is not known, I believe there is a strong chance the man who came to the victim’s aid that morning may remember what happened and I would ask him to please get in touch with Dorset Police so we can take an account from him.

“I would also urge anyone else who witnessed what happened, or captured anything on dashcam or home CCTV, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220070600.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

If you are interested in court and crime news, stay up to date with all our latest updates in our dedicated Facebook group. To find out more and to join click here.