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Woman Kidnapped, Raped by Impostor Uber Driver

Woman Kidnapped, Raped by Impostor Uber Driver

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how the 28-year-old dragged his victim down a dark alleyway in Newham, east London, where he raped the woman before stealing all her possessions, after he posed as the driver of a cab she had ordered.

When she voiced suspicions over whether he was really the Uber driver she ordered after noticing he seemed to have little clue over where he was supposed to be headed, the East Ham resident locked his car doors and accelerated, the court was told.

It heard how, after raping his victim, Awais stole most of her possessions including cash, her phone, and a laptop before driving away, at which point the woman hid in a local’s front garden and then sounded the alarm about the attack to passers-by, who alerted police to the situation.

The East Ham resident pleaded guilty to rape, assault by penetration, kidnap, robbery, and driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance, according to the Newham Recorder newspaper.

said: “It was established the legitimate Uber vehicle the victim had booked had been cancelled without her realising.

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