Taxi driver banned after 'asking women to urinate in back of his cab'

The 55-year-old is reportedly pleading not guilty to the claims

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A driver who allegedly asked women to urinate in the back of his cab has been banned from driving a taxi.

The 55-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had his licence withdrawn yesterday by Glasgow City Council, according to the Glasgow Evening Times.

The newspaper has reported that the man is facing claims of two alleged incidents.

In April, it has been alleged he picked up a female customer and drove her to an unknown location where he said he would not charge her a fare if she urinated in the back of his taxi.

She claims to have refused and reported the alleged incident to police.

He reportedly did the same again when he picked up another woman in the early hours in June. 

The woman also made a complaint to Police Scotland.

The Glasgow Evening Times reports that the man is awaiting trial after his case was referred to the procurator fiscal, the public prosecutor in Scotland, under sexual offences law.

Police Scotland requested the immediate removal of his licence and the man has been banned from driving a taxi or a private hire car.

During yesterday’s licencing committee hearing it is reported that the driver said he would be pleading not guilty to the allegations.