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A PRIVATE HIRE driver working for Uber has been found guilty of raping a female customer on the backseat of his car after grabbing her as she was about to enter the front door of her home.

Southwark Crown Court heard that Muhammad Durrani (38) attacked the woman in his licensed Toyota private hire vehicle on 24 July 2016 after he picked her up from a live music club in Clapham.

On arrival at her home, Durrani followed the woman to her door and lifted her up as she tried to find her keys. He then carried her back to his car and raped and sexually assaulted her.

Durrani was arrested the next day and claimed that the sex between himself and the female passenger had been consensual.

The Uber driver denied the charges but was found guilty of one count of rape and one count of sexual assault. Durrani was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in May.

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