A TAXI driver was threatened with a sledgehammer in Bournemouth.

It is reported that the driver of a white taxi was involved in a confrontation with a man who was in possession of a hammer.

Dorset Police received a report on Thursday, June 20, 2024, of a man in possession of a sledgehammer in the area of Yeomans Road.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “It was reported that the man was involved in a verbal altercation with a taxi driver before walking away from the scene.”

Officers attended and carried out searches. The man was located, and the sledgehammer was seized.

Concerns were subsequently raised for the man’s welfare, and he was given appropriate care.

Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.