It's been revealed in the Liverpool Echo that a cab driver has been sexually assaulted by a passenger in Liverpool city centre.
Police have launched an appeal after the cabbie, who was heading along Pembroke Street, Liverpool at around 12.40am on 12 May, claims his male passenger sexually assaulted him as he was driving.
The driver, who is in his 30s, then forced the man out of his vehicle and reported the incident to the police.
A police spokesperson said: "Merseyside Police are currently investigating an allegation of sexual assault following an incident that took place on 12 May.
"The incident was reported to have happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at around 00:40am on Pembroke Street, Liverpool when a taxi driver, a man in his 30s, was reportedly sexually assaulted by a male passenger. Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and are working with the taxi driver to identify the person responsible."
Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Graeme Towndrow added: “Anyone that has also been a victim of a similar incident is urged to get in contact so we can investigate and bring offenders to justice.
“No one should be made to feel uncomfortable or scared going about their daily business. Taxi drivers are key within the Merseyside community and we’ll do everything we can to support everyone living, working and visiting Merseyside.”
Anyone with information should call 101 or DM @MerPolCC quoting 19100246681.
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