Taxi driver threatened to sexually assault woman if she did not get into his cab
14 Feb 2014 14:32 By Pete Bainbridge
Detectives have now issued an efit of the man after he made the comments at a petrol station in Whalley Range
A taxi driver threatened to sexually attack a woman if she did not get in his cab.
Detectives have issued an efit of the man after he made “disturbing” comments at a petrol station in Whalley Range.
The victim, in her 20s, was walking along Wilbraham Road in the evening of December 4 when the driver whistled at her as he filled his car with petrol.
She ignored him but moments later he drove up alongside her in his Hackney cab.
He asked her to get inside and told her he had something to tell her.
After repeated attempts to talk her into the vehicle he said: “Get in my car or I will sexually assault you.”
The victim managed to escape.
Police are hunting the offender and have released an efit of him.
He was described as Asian, in his 30s, 5ft 6in tall with a bald head.
At the time he was wearing a cream cardigan and combat-style trousers.
Pc Peter Brobbey, said: “The victim understandably felt threatened and intimidated throughout this incident, which lasted several minutes.
“The man has made some disturbing threats and we need to identify him.
“If you recognise someone from the description, particularly if this matches someone who drives a black cab, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4423, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.