Glasgow & West Scotland

Warning after bogus taxi driver assaults woman

Police have issued a warning following the case of a woman who was indecently assaulted after getting into the car of a bogus taxi driver.

The incident happened at 0200 BST on Thursday when the woman got into a blue saloon in Renfield Street, Glasgow.

The driver, described as Asian, in his 30s and who had a moustache, drove to the east end of the city where the assault took place.

Strathclyde Police have warned the public not to use unlicensed cabs.

Det Con Graham McCreadie said: "This has been a very frightening ordeal for this woman and she is extremely upset.

"It's possible this man has approached other women, pretending to be a taxi driver, and I would urge them to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency as they may have additional information which could assist our inquiry.

"It's imperative we trace the man responsible."

The police said the car involved in the incident had no radio inside it and did not have taxi plates attached.

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