What’s up with cabbies? Seems that some ‘Asian’ [email protected]#$%^&* taxi drivers seem to think that female passengers should succumb to their demands of sexual favours in return for fare. A man who comes to her defense risks being assaulted.
Man dragged in street by lewd cabbie
August 13, 2009
A MAN was dragged along the street by a taxi after the driver deliberately trapped his hand in the window in Manchester city centre.
At about 2.30am on Sunday (9 August) a 29-year-old woman flagged down a black cab near to the Star and Garter on Fairfield Street following a night out.
During the journey, the driver made several suggestions that her fare could be waived for sexual favours.
The woman was shaken by the comments so sent a text message to her boyfriend to say that she had been propositioned by the driver and was upset.
She got out of the taxi at the junction of High Street and Copperas Street where her boyfriend was waiting and explained what had been said to her.
The woman went to the cash machine to get her fare and her boyfriend asked the man why he had made suggestive comments.
The 30-year-old victim put his hand on the taxi’s open window while he spoke to the driver, who wound up the window and drove off.
The driver sped up and the man was dragged along the floor for a short distance before managing to get his hand out.
He was taken to hospital and treated for cuts and grazes to his body and face and has since been allowed to go home.
The taxi driver is described as an Asian man, aged in his late 30s, he was clean-shaven with good skin and had short black hair, which was receding slightly. Although he was sat down, he appeared to be short, of medium build and was wearing a pale top.
Detective Constable Emma Cyprien, from Grey Mare Lane CID, said: “The woman was frightened by the driver’s behaviour – if you remember seeing anything when you were out in town on Saturday night that might be relevant, please contact me.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Grey Mare Lane CID on 0161 856 1926 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.