Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Three charged over Newport taxi rank 'attack'

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Image caption The three taxi drivers were allegedly attacked by a gang of three women and two men at a rank in South Street, Newport, in April.

Three people have been charged in connection with an alleged attack on taxi drivers on the Isle of Wight.

Gina Alexander, 24, and Karim Alexander, 22, both of Priors Walk, Newport, have been charged with affray.

Conor Pattrick, 22, of Edinburgh Road, Freshwater, faces the same charge. All three will attend Newport Magistrates' Court on 12 August.

It comes after a gang allegedly attacked three taxi drivers at a rank in Newport on 13 April.

The incident on South Street led to a boycott by firms who refused to service ranks across the town.

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