October 11, 2021 12.41 pm

Lincoln taxi driver arrested over sexual assault on female passenger

Police enquiries are ongoing

A 36-year-old taxi driver in Lincoln has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger by touching her legs without her consent.

The incident was reported to Lincolnshire Police at 8.45am on Sunday, October 10, and it is believed the incident happened in the early hours of that morning.

An eyewitness told The Lincolnite they saw the man being “arrested by firearms officers” on Yarborough Road at around 12.10pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “A female entered a taxi and the driver was reported to have touched her legs without her consent.

“A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail. Enquiries are still ongoing.”

A City of Lincoln Council officer said: “We were made aware that a private hire driver was arrested in the city at the weekend and have, following conversations with Lincolnshire Police, taken the decision to suspend the driver’s licence with immediate effect pending the outcome of the police investigation.”

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