Sunday, 13 October 2013

TAXI DRIVER ASSAULTS FEMALE

Detectives are trying to trace a taxi driver who assaulted a passenger.

A 22-year-old woman had enjoyed a night out in Nottingham with friends on Saturday, September 22 when her and three friends decided to get a taxi home at around 3.30am the next day.

They caught a taxi from the rank opposite Yates Wine Bar, in Angel Row, Nottingham. The taxi dropped the other two women off then continued toward Long Eaton.

Suddenly, he stopped the taxi in Nelson Street and sexually assaulted the woman before taking her mobile phone. The victim then got out of the taxi and ran away.

The taxi is described as a dark green people carrier style vehicle whilst the driver is described as Asian, middle-aged and balding. He wore a white shirt, black trousers and a khaki coloured jacket.

Police are urging people to be vigilant when taking taxis by making sure the vehicle is displaying a license before getting in. 

Anyone with information about this crime should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.