A warning to all cab users to only get into licensed vehicles has been issued by police after a woman was raped by a bogus taxi driver.
The incident in Redbourn happened after a woman was picked up outside Luton and Dunstable Hospital by what she believed to be a genuine cab on Tuesday, January 14.
The driver of the shiny black four-door car took her home before going into the property at around 8.30pm and assaulting her.
The counterfeit cabbie is described as a white man aged in his early to mid 30s, 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build. He had short hair and was wearing a black jacket with a yellow Ferrari emblem on the shoulder.
Det Con Annette Sims from Herts police’s sexual offences investigation unit, investigating, said: “I would appeal to members of the public in the area of the hospital who saw a car and driver matching the description above to contact me with any information. I would also be keen to hear from anyone who saw a car similar to this at any petrol stations in the area to contact police.
“This is a highly unusual incident however, I would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public that if they are using a taxi to ensure that it is licensed.”
Call Det Con Sims on 01707 355071 or on the police non-emergency number 101 with information, quoting the crime reference number F2/14/66.