Minicab driver faces rape charge

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A minicab driver will appear before Tower Bridge magistrates in east London today to face rape and false imprisonment charges.

Philip Miller, 38, of Norwood, south London, is charged with the rape and false imprisonment of a 26-year-old woman between 11 and 12 August. She was abducted after being picked up by a man claiming to be a cab driver at 1pm on Tuesday last week outside a pub at Honor Oak in south-east London.

The woman had ordered a car from a local minicab firm. She asked to go to Peckham. Instead the man took her to a bedsit, dragged her inside, raped her and then held her prisoner until 5am the next day.