Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'40 Sex Attacks' by Black-Cab Driver

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'40 Sex Attacks' by Black-Cab Driver

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Byline: ROB SINGH

A CAB driver wanted for a series of rapes and sexual assaults may haveattacked up to 40 women, it emerged today.

Detectives have launched a helpline and appealed for information on the manthey believe attacked at least five women after picking them up in his blackcab in central London.

The manwho is either a bona fide driver or an impostorpretends to be a Lottery winner and plies female passengers with alcohol spikedwith drugs before he assaults them.

Today police revealed that since the helpline and text service was launched onFriday afternoon, 35 women had been in contact. Sources revealed the women saidthey had either been sexually assaulted, abducted or drugged.

Police said they were certain the suspect was responsible for at least fourassaults between October last year and this month and believed he may be linkedto a sexual assault in June 2005.

His victims range in age from 17 to 33 and were picked up between 9. …

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