Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Taxi Driver Held over Sex Attack Claim

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Taxi Driver Held over Sex Attack Claim

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Byline: JAMES CAIN james.cain@trinitymirror.com @JIMMYMCAIN

A MAN has been arrested after a video on social media showed a driver with a teenager in the back of his cab.

Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of sexual assault in relation to a video, widely viewed online, which showed a confrontation between a man and taxi driver.

In the footage, the man filming the video demands to know why the taxi driver was sitting in the back of a Boro Taxis car with a teenage girl down a dark lane.

The girl, who was later revealed to be 19 by police, was taken back to her house.

Previously Cleveland Police released a statement that said it had been established that the victim "was safe and well and that no offences had taken place".

Yesterday however, a Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "Just after 3am on Thursday, December 8, a member of the public reported concerns for a young woman he had come across in a taxi on Docklands Road near Grangetown. …

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