Kidderminster taxi driver jailed for sexual assault
A man from KIDDERMINSTER has been jailed for sexually assaulting women while he was their taxi driver.
Syed Maaz Ahmad, of Gheluvelt Avenue, sexually assaulted three women between 2014 and 2018.
The 48-year-old was sentenced to a total of eight months in prison at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday 8 December after pleading guilty to the offenses.
Ahmad also received a Sexual Injury Prevention Order for ten years and was entered in the Sex Offender Register, also for ten years.
Following the conviction, Constable Marie Holmes of West Mercia Police Force, said: âAhmad was trusted to transport these women in his taxi, but he abused his position of the worst possible. manners.
âI would like to thank the victims for their courage to come forward, their dedication and their patience throughout this investigation.
“I hope this case will reassure anyone who is a victim of sexual assault that West Mercia Police are committed to providing assistance and support to victims and bringing offenders to justice.”
Explaining what the force will do to keep people safe during the holiday season, she added, âDuring the Christmas period, officers will continue to work closely with the premises and licensed services, offering assistance and advice on the how they can help us in our efforts to ensure that we are doing everything possible to keep partygoers safe; and we’ll be working with the Street Pastors, who are teams of volunteers who offer help and support to anyone who might need it while they enjoy a night out.
“While we want the people enjoying a night out to be reassured about the actions we are taking, we also want to send a strong message to those who may seek to exploit others that we will be watching them.”
Anyone who has been sexually assaulted and needs help can contact the West Mercia Victim Support Line on 0800 952 3000.