Hereford & Worcester

Black cab driver in Bromsgrove passenger sex attack

Police are searching for a black cab driver after a female passenger was sexually assaulted in Worcestershire.

Police said a Hackney carriage collected the woman in Bromsgrove near the Dog and Pheasant Pub in Worcester Road at about 0215 GMT on Saturday.

The driver appeared to be lost and told her to get in the front, then assaulted her during the journey.

As few black cabs operate in Bromsgrove, police said they suspected the driver came from outside the area.

DY registration

Pc Stacey Keogh of West Mercia Police said: "We believe the driver must have been in the town centre dropping somebody off- possibly someone who had been for a night out, in either the Birmingham or Worcester area.

"Police are looking for anybody who remembers the taxi, but specifically for people who got the taxi to Bromsgrove. We believe the registration plate began with the letters DY."

The driver has been described by police as a clean shaven Asian, in his mid 40s with a very chubby face. He was about 6ft (1.8m) tall and of heavy build.

He had thick, black hair, which was short at the sides and spiked up on top. He was wearing a long-sleeved cream shirt, dark trousers and dark shoes and had a Birmingham accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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