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Cabbie’s hell over Leeds student’s grope slur for refusing a kebab-stained £10

A CABBIE falsely accused of sexually assaulting a young woman has revealed his friends stopped speaking to him after he was tainted by the allegations.

Sophie Pointon, 22, had claimed she had been molested by the taxi driver after she was picked up from a night out, lying to cops because he refused to accept her kebab-stained £10 note.

Sophie Pointon has been jailed for 16 months after falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver The 22-year-old had tried giving the cabbie a kebab-stained £10 note but he refused to take it The criminology student, who wanted to be a police officer, then kicked off and lied to cops

The driver told the court in an emotional victim impact statement that he had been shunned by the Muslim community following the false claims and banned from entering the homes of friends.

He said: “I am now extremely reluctant to take lone females in case I am accused again.

“The girl who accused me is the same age as my own daughter – I cannot comprehend why she made this allegation.

“I feel religiously tainted from this, and no help from the police or the courts can help that.

Friends stopped speaking to me and letting me into their homes.

“People in my commmunity do not even want to be seen with me.”

 

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The driver – a dad-of-five – was kept in custody for six hours after police tracked him down and was unable to work for four weeks because of the claim on April 22.

He said Pointon was “extremely drunk” when she got into his car clutching the greasy late-night snack in Le, where she went to university.

The boozed-up student chucked a £10 note at him but he refused to accept it because it was covered in oil.

She then became abusive but the driver said it was “not unusual” to deal with drunk passengers.

Pointon broke down in tears and asked if she could drop the charges when her account was challenged by police.

Her lies had unravelled when a GPS tracker in the cab showed her description of the journey wasn’t true.

Pointon was studying in Le and making her way back home after a boozy night out She admitted perverting the course of justice at Le Crown Court

The student has now been caged for 16 months after admitting perverting the course of justice at Le Crown Court.

Denise Breen-Lawton, mitigating, said Pointon, of Manchester, had been studying in Le at the time.

She said her hopes of becoming a police officer were now ruined.

 

Jailing her, Judge Christopher Batty said: “Your malicious complaint has done a huge disservice to those seeking justice through the police and courts.”

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