UPDATE (March 2017): Naeem Ashraf was cleared of all charges at Worcester Crown Court on Thursday, January 8. 

A TAXI driver from Worcester has appeared in court after being charged with committing a serious sexual assault on a customer.

Naeem Ashraf, aged 25, of Oaklands, Worcester, appeared at Redditch Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with three separate sexual assault offences.

A woman reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted while a passenger in a taxi that she had hailed in Trinity Street, Worcester, at 3am yesterday (Monday).

Mr Ashraf was arrested later yesterday and charged overnight. At his court appearance, he was referred to appear at Worcester Crown Court on August 11.