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Glasgow private hire driver loses licence after "horror attack" Published Date: 05/02/2024

A Glasgow private hire car driver who indecently assaulted a woman and threatened to abduct her while working has lost his licence.

Glasgow Times reported that Mazin Mohamed seized the passenger by the breast during the terrifying ordeal in a city street in April 2022. Calling for Mohamed to have his licence suspended, Police Scotland said he was not a ”fit and proper person” to hold one.

Police inspector Gareth Griffiths said there are “serious concerns over public safety” and asked Glasgow city’s licensing board to immediately suspend Mohamed’s licence. 

Board chair councillor Alex Wilson, SNP, said:

“This is appalling. We don’t expect this type of behaviour from private car hire drivers.”

Mohamed was found guilty of assaulting the woman in court last year and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.

The board suspended his licence immediately this morning during its meeting in the city. Mohamed did not attend the licensing board meeting.