WATCH: Taxi driver suffers racist abuse at Tunbridge Wells train station

Olympian Louis Smith
RANT The man who is alleged to have racially abused the taxi driver

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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