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VIDEO: Taxi passenger spits at driver, hurls racist abuse and flees cab without paying

Sarah Jane Murphy

Published 02/10/2015 | 12:05

An obscene video has surfaced showing a London cab passenger spit at and verbally abuse the driver.

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CCTV footage from inside the vehicle captured the incident, which saw the man climb through the taxi window in order to avoid paying the fare.

As he flees he spits at the driver and screams: "You mother's a f***ing c***."

The altercation occurred in King's Road in Chelsea a few months ago, but the footage has only just been made public.

Police are appealing for information.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said that the victim, a licenced black-cab driver had picked up a fare in central London at approximately 1.15am.

"A short time later the man started to shout at the driver; the driver eventually stopped the cab in King’s Road, Chelsea, at around 1.30am and asked the man to pay his fare and leave.

"The man refused and shouted further abuse, some of a racial nature. He then climbed out of the window of the cab, spat and kicked the vehicle before making off," he said.

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