CCTV released as stolen taxi is found dumped

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Hampshire police said a silver Ford Mondeo taxi was stolen in Portsmouth and found dumped.

It was found in Stanley Avenue, Copnor, at around 12.20am on Friday and was last seen at 11pm on Thursday. A police statement said: ‘The car was left with damage to the clutch and the driver’s takings were stolen after a man who had been a fare moments earlier stole the taxi.’

The police said the man pictured in the CCTV had been picked up in Osborne Road, Southsea, and taken to Stride Avenue, in Copnor.

Anyone who knows who he is or knows anything about the incident should contact PC Matthew Curson on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.