A taxi driver has been sacked after telling a girl in the backseat of his car that she was “every paedophile’s dream”.
The 17-year-old passenger said the man asked her age and, when she told him, said he thought she was only 12 years old.
He then described her as a “paedophile’s dream” before saying it was a joke.
The girl’s mum said she was “sick to her stomach” when her daughter let her listen to an audio recording from the journey.
The taxi driver, who was working for Network Private Hire in Glasgow, has since been removed from the service.
The cab company said it took “swift and decisive action” when they received the complaint.
The driver was immediately suspended and, following an investigation, he was sacked and Glasgow City Council licensing department was informed.
A spokesperson for Network Private Hire said: “We can confirm that we do not tolerate any such behaviour and took swift and decisive action.”
Community group No1seems2care shared the mother’s thanks to the taxi company.
A spokesperson said: “Paedophilia is no joke, especially in the company of a teenage girl, alone, whilst in the back of a taxi.”
A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “We have received notice of this complaint and it will be dealt with in the proper manner.”