Two women are sexually assaulted by 'fake taxi driver' in London

Two women are sexually assaulted by ‘fake taxi driver’ who picked them up outside London nightclub as police release image of man they want to speak to following attack

  • The assaults happened in Islington as the two women were travelling home
  • They got into a car believing it was a private hire vehicle they had pre-booked
  • Police said the driver travelled in the opposite direction before offering drinks
  • **If you recognise the man in the picture, call 101 quoting CAD 1441/25Jul**

Police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to after two women were sexually assaulted by a ‘fake taxi driver’ on their way home from a nightclub.

The victims, two women aged in their 20s, had left a venue in the Westminster area at around 3am on Sunday, July 25. 

The pair got into a vehicle which they believed to have been a private hire vehicle they had pre-booked before leaving the club.

Police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to after two women were sexually assaulted by a ‘fake taxi driver’ while travelling home from a nightclub

However, they became suspicious when the driver began travelling in the opposite direction before offering them a drink.

They refused and left the vehicle in Hornsey Street, Islington, at about 4.15am.

As they exited the vehicle, the driver sexually assaulted both women before driving off towards Holloway Road, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said.

One of the victims called police to report the incident and officers attended the scene.  

Police launched an investigation and detectives carried out a number of enquiries, including reviewing ANPR data and recovering CCTV footage.

Today they released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 1441/25Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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