Man who posed as taxi driver found guilty of serious sexual assault

The assault occurred near Glasgow's East End after a night out in August 2022.

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A man who posed as a taxi driver to lure women into his car has been found guilty of a serious sexual assault.

Barzan Nawshowani pretended to be a taxi driver and picked up a woman and her friend after a night out in Glasgow city centre on August 7, 2022.

The 40-year-old drove the woman to a premises in the East End after her friend was dropped off and seriously sexually assaulted her.

Nawshowani was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday after a two-week trial and will be sentenced in due course.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Nelson said: “Barzan Nawshowani took advantage of a woman who, believing him to be a bona fide taxi driver, trusted him to make sure she got home safely.

“He totally abused that trust and what he did was deplorable.

“I would like to praise the woman for coming forward to police.

“Her courage and testimony are what had him convicted today and also importantly it made sure he is no longer a risk to other woman at this time.”

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