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DETECTIVES in Dartford are hunting a taxi driver who indecently assaulted a young woman fare. had given a lift home.

The attack happened during the early hours of Sunday morning in a car park in Darenth Hill after the driver had dropped off the 20-year-old victim's friend. She had been socialising in Dartford town centre and boarded the black taxi in Spital Street after negotiating a price.

When the victim was dropped off, she sat on the kerb to put her shoes back on. It was then when the cabbie struck. Kent police spokesman Shauna Hemingway said: "It was a very traumatic attack for the young woman and we are keen to trace this man as soon as possible."

He was olive-skinned, about 45 years old, 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, had grey hair and is not believed to be from the local area.

Anyone with information on the assault, which took place at around 2am, should call Det Con Nigel Hughes on 01322 283154 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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