TWO men have been charged after a taxi driver was robbed overnight.

Police were called to Appletree Way at around 2.45am on Sunday morning after reports the driver had been robbed.

The victim suffered bruising and swelling to his face.

Two men were arrested at 11.30am the following morning.

Roy O’Donoghue, 39, of Finchley Road, Westcliff, and Kevin Hutchinson, 34, of Appletree Way, Wickford, have been charged with robbery.

They are next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Monday October 12 after appearing at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday.