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Muslim student allegedly abused by Liverpool cabbie

Muslim student allegedly abused by Liverpool cabbie

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Friday December 09 2016

The Liverpool Echo reports on a suspected racist incident that is being investigated by Merseyside Police after a man claimed he was racially abused and assaulted by a taxi driver and his passenger.

The victim, a 24 year old male student at Liverpool John Moores University, said the incident happened on December 2, at around 1pm.

The victim said he was driving along the road when a taxi driver accused him of “cutting him up on Grove Street”. The man then began shouting racist abuse at him calling him a “dirty p**i” and “p**i bastard”.

The victim alleges that the driver inched forward a little and a female passenger in the back of the black cab wound down the window and spat in his face.

The victim pulled over to call the police but the taxi driver got out of his cab and allegedly started pushing him while continuing to verbally abuse him.

The victim said: “It was 1pm on a busy street and not a single person stopped or said anything and the abuse went on for a good five or ten minutes.”

The victim later drove off in his vehicle. He told the Liverpool Echo: “My hands were tied, there was nothing I could do, I felt so angry and upset.”

Merseyside Police confirmed the matter is being investigated as a racial incident and said the victim had been contacted for specialist support.

Detective Inspector Neil Kavanagh said: “We cannot tolerate this type of crime on our streets and I’m appealing to anyone who has any information about it, to get in contact.

“This is a busy stretch of road and I’d ask anyone who witnessed this incident to give us a call.”

Anyone with any information can contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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