Rapist at wheel of bogus cab; SENIOR POLICE OFFICER FOUND DRUNKEN GIRL IN OFFENDER'S CAR.Byline: By ROB KENNEDY
A SENIOR police officer has told how he caught a rapist bogus taxi driver taxi driver n → taxista m/f
taxi driver taxi n → chauffeur m de taxi
taxi driver taxi n → with a drunk student in his car.
Chief Supt Graham Smith Graham Smith may refer to:
As he approached the girl, a fight broke out nearby, distracting the officer's attention for a short while.
When he turned back to look for the girl, she had disappeared and, as Chief Supt Smith scanned the street looking for Looking for
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n. pl. cab·bies
[cab1 + -y3. informed him she had got into a car that was not a taxi.
When the officer approached the car, he found convicted rapist Andrew Beal Andrew "Andy" Beal (born 1952) is a Dallas, Texas-based businessman. He made his fortune in banking and real estate, and is the founder and chairman of Beal Bank and Beal Aerospace Technologies. Beal is also known for his high-stakes poker and mathematics activities. in the driver's seat driv·er's seat
A position of control or authority. and the 19-year-old on the back seat, which had been draped drape
v. draped, drap·ing, drapes
1. To cover, dress, or hang with or as if with cloth in loose folds: draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped her figure. in a white sheet. Chief Supt Smith said: "Among the crowd was one young lady that stood out. She was staggering and appeared drunk.
"She really did stand out as being vulnerable and I had some concerns about her and wanted to check she was OK.
"As I got out of the police car, a fight broke out behind her, and my first response was to deal with that.
When I turned round the young lady had moved and I couldn't see her.
"I scanned the area around Mosley Street and, at roughly at the same time, a taxi driver got out of his taxi and pointed at a VW Passat and said 'that's not a taxi and he has just picked up a young lady'."
When Chief Supt Smith approached the car, he found Beal at the wheel. Prosecutors claim Beal kidnapped the girl with intent to commit a sexual offence in February this year.
Chief Supt Smith said he became suspicious when he quizzed Beal as to what was going on.
He said: "I asked if he knew her and he said no. I asked if he was a taxi and he said no. I asked why the girl was in the rear and he said 'because I know how difficult it is to try to walk home when you are drunk'.
"I was not satisfied in relation to what he said and I was concerned about the reason the lady was in the car."
Chief Supt Smith called for other officers in the city centre and Beal was arrested.
Jurors have been told he has a previous conviction for rape and indecent assault indecent assault
a sexual attack which does not include rape
indecent assault n (BRIT) → after he attacked a woman in Princess Square, Newcastle, in 1996.
Beal, 39, of Breamish, Ellington, Northumberland, denies the charges.
The trial continues.