Medhat Khechine says he was working last Tuesday, March 15, when a Range Rover pulled into the bays restricted for taxi use.
“I told him he wasn’t supposed to park there and that he would get a ticket as it was only for taxis but he then started to racially abuse me,” he told the Times.
Mr Khechine recorded the two-minute rant by the driver on his phone, which he has forwarded to the Times.
“It was shocking. After he left people came up to me and told me I should report it to the police, so I have,” he said, adding: “To be honest, it is not the first time. It is sad to say but we taxi drivers get a lot of racist abuse at the rank, even here in Tunbridge Wells.”
A spokesperson for Kent Police said: “We were called at around 9.30am on Tuesday to a report that a man was being racially abusive to a taxi driver at Tunbridge Wells railway station.”
“The suspect and victim had both left the scene prior to officers’ attendance. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”
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