(LONDON) #Uber Taxi-Driver Muhammad Khurram Durrani, 38 (20.02.80) of Oakdale Road, Lambeth convicted of one count of rape after a young woman booked the cab in good faith to safely take her home: Durrani, realising the vulnerability of his victim, abused her trust and raped her: #AceNewsDesk says this company caused of 32 rapes and sex attacks over past year …Time to close this company down tell Mayor Khan ..NOW

#AceNewsReport – Apr.06: Editor says another young woman attacked by these #Uber taxi-drivers while mayor Sadiq Khan sits back and puts #ProfitB4People ‘S safety as today a private hire vehicle driver has been convicted of raping a passenger: Following a not guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in September, he was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 6 April: The court heard that on 23 July 2016, a 27-year-old woman booked a private hire vehicle to take her home following an evening out. ………When she was dropped at her Wandsworth home, and was approaching her front door, the driver approached her from behind, picked her up and took her to rear of his car before raping her #AceNewsDesk reports

Muhammad Durrani, Muhammad Durrani, 38, pictured outside court, allegedly attacked the 27 year-old woman after picking her up outside a live music club in Clapham, south London

Detective Constable Peter Monaghan, from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: “This woman booked the cab in good faith to safely take her home. Durrani, realising the vulnerability of his victim, abused her trust and raped her.

“This assault has had a significant impact upon her, and her life, and I would like to thank her for having the courage to come forward and give evidence in court.”

Story of original: An Uber driver is accused of grabbing a customer from her doorstep and raping her on the back seat of his cab, a court heard.

Muhammad Durrani, 38, allegedly attacked the 27 year-old woman after picking her up outside a live music club in Clapham, south London, jurors heard.

When they arrived at her home he got out and followed her before lifting her up in his arms and carrying her back to his Toyota, it is claimed.

The alleged victim gave Durrani a ‘one star rating’ and sent Uber a complaint for ‘unprofessional behaviour’ later the same day, Southwark Crown Court heard.

She told police in interview: ‘I was obviously very very drunk, and he was the sober driver who picked me up and took me to the back of his car without my wanting him to.

‘He picked me up, he carried me to his car, I ended up in the back of his car and he performed a sex act and I didn’t remember ever giving any formal consent for that.’

The woman had spent the night drinking with girlfriends in London Bridge and Clapham before ordering the Uber taxi.

She admitted drinking around ‘six medium or large glasses of wine’ throughout the evening.

‘I remember thinking I was feeling quite drunk, I need to go home because I thought that was the safest option,’ she said.

The alleged victim gave Durrani a ¿one star rating¿ and sent Uber a complaint for ¿unprofessional behaviour¿ later the same day, Southwark Crown Court (pictured) heard

The alleged victim gave Durrani a ‘one star rating’ and sent Uber a complaint for ‘unprofessional behaviour’ later the same day, Southwark Crown Court (pictured) heard

Durrani collected her from Northcote Records in Clapham Junction just after midnight on July 24, 2016, the court heard.

She fell asleep but was woken by Durrani as they arrived around the corner from her home.

The alleged victim said: ‘He woke me up and said we’ve arrived. I then said thank you, got out the car and had my handbag with me.

‘Because I had been drinking I was a bit disoriented, trying to get my bearings I was walking towards my house trying to find my keys.

‘He then came out and said “I will help”. I said “thank you but I’m fine”.

‘He followed me to my door. He then picked me up and carried me to the backseat.’

The woman said she was ‘confused’ and ‘bewildered’ when Durrani picked her up and didn’t shout out.

‘I don’t remember anything being said, I just remember being scared’, she said. ‘The next thing I remember is just lying there. He moved my playsuit to one side and started performing a sex act on me.’

Durrani then asked if she would perform a sex act on him and lowered his trousers to expose himself, the court heard.

The alleged victim said she ‘kept her mouth shut’ and tried to move her head to the side as he kissed her.

She said she managed to escape after he became distracted and looked out of the window, jurors heard

She said: ‘He backed off and that’s when I decided to put my playsuit back on. He got up looked outside the window as if to make sure that no-one was there.’

She reported him to police later the same day. The driver admitted during his police interview that he had sex with the woman but insisted it was consensual, jurors heard.

Durrani, of Streatham, southwest London, denies one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The trial continues as Detectives would like to hear from anyone who believes that they may have been assaulted by Durrani. They are asked to contact the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command team on 101 //Metropolitan PoliceA private hire vehicle driver has been convicted of raping a passenger in west London:

Times reports #Uber drivers have been accused of more than a dozen sex attacks, including at least two rapes, outside London: Alleged sexual assaults were reported to six police forces outside the capital, according to data released under freedom of information laws, revealing the scale of the ride-sharing group’s security problems.

Forces in Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Avon and Somerset have recorded 13 alleged sex attacks by Uber drivers since 2015:

Greater Manchester police recorded three alleged sexual assaults and one alleged rape by Uber drivers, while South Yorkshire police investigated one alleged sexual assault and an alleged rape. West Yorkshire police recorded three alleged sexual offences involving Uber drivers, while Avon and Somerset investigated two and Warwickshire and Leicestershire each recorded…

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LAX: ‘ Police ticketed 4-men while driving for #Uber who have been convicted of criminal offenses that would have barred them from operating a taxi – report ‘

#AceNewsReport – LA:Aug.05: At least four men ticketed by LAX police while driving for Uber’s low-cost car service have criminal convictions that would bar them from operating a taxi in Los Angeles, records show. The drivers have been convicted of child exploitation, identity theft, manslaughter and driving under the influence, according to court records.

The criminal histories recently came to light when a representative of the taxi industry presented a city official with a binder containing citations and court records for Uber drivers who were cited for minor violations at the airport over the last 18 months.

The Times independently confirmed that the records were accurate.

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INDIA: ‘ UBER TAXI DRIVER IS HELD ON SUSPICION OF RAPING A PASSENGER ‘

#AceWorldNews – INDIA:Dec.10 – The Uber taxi driver held on suspicion of raping a passenger in India is a career criminal, Reuters said, citing police.

Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, has charges dating back more than a decade, according to Madhur Verma, a deputy commissioner with the Delhi police.

Yadav’s offences include robbery, molestation and possessing an unlicensed firearm.

On Monday, Yadav was remanded in custody for three days by a Delhi court.

The Uber service stopped working in the Indian capital on Wednesday after the state government banned it.

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