CROYDON, SOUTH LONDON An Iranian cab driver sexually assaulted one of his passengers in the back of his car.

Ali Sivanyzadeh, 39, collected the 43-year-old woman from Blackheath and drove her to her home in Wanstead.

She had been out with family eating and drinking wine and ordered a licensed cab late in the evening to take her home.

‘She fell asleep in the minicab and when she woke up she found that the minicab had stopped and that the driver was in the back with his head on her chest,’ said prosecutor Piers Wauchope prosecuting.