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Tahir Mehmood

This is the heroic moment when a taxi driver refused the booking of a Romanian people to drive a pregnant sex slave back to his brothel.

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Tahir Mehmood saved the vulnerable Eastern European hotel employee from a life of suffering in the underground sex trade when he notices her suffering during a routine journey in his hometown of Coventry.

The taxi driver was initially praised by Robert Enescu, 26, who asked if he could transport the woman to a location in the city.

But during the ride, Mr. Mehmood's passenger shed tears of tears and revealed that Enescu had lured her to the UK on the false promise of a masseuse job and forced her into illegal sex work.

Mehmood, a married father of two, immediately called the police who later arrested and accused Enescu.

He denied being involved in the trafficking of the woman who had arrived at Luton Airport on February 16, but was accused, found guilty, and imprisoned for nine years in his absence after being bailed.

Tahir Mehmood

Vulnerable Eastern European hotel employee
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Vulnerable Eastern European hotel employee

Tahir Mehmood (left) saved the vulnerable Eastern European hotel employee (right) from a life of suffering in the underground sex trade when he noticed her suffering on a routine journey in his hometown of Coventry

Police rescued the Romanian woman on February 20, 2018, and the following day, officers invaded the brothel to rescue various other suspected sex slaves.

Mr. Mehmood is now in line for a recommendation from the police of West Midlands after rescuing the married victim from being forced into the sex trade.

A desired appeal has now been made and the West Midlands police are working with troops in the UK and Europol to bring Enescu to justice.

Robert Enescu, 26, has been imprisoned for nine years in his absence after he had bailed for sex trade

Robert Enescu, 26, has been imprisoned for nine years in his absence after he had bailed for sex trade

Robert Enescu, 26, has been imprisoned for nine years in his absence after he had bailed for sex trade

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The police have now released bodycam footage officer when agents responded to a 999 call from the hero cabbie – and found the victim in the back of his taxi.

Married two Tahir dads from Coventry described how he was marked by Enescu – but then became suspicious after being left alone with the woman.

He said: & # 39; The man asked me if I could take her to St Christian Road.

& # 39; The lady got into the taxi. When I went a little, the lady was upset. She was crying.

& # 39; I said, "What's wrong? Why are you crying?" I stopped the taxi and said, "Just tell me what happened".

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& # 39; She said, "I don't know here, I've been here four days before, come here to do massage, but they say I'm going to prostitution, to do sex, but I don't want to do it. Can you do it? " help me return to my country? The man told me to do prostitution sex, but I don't want to do it. "

& # 39; I said, "Ok, I'll call the police and they can help you. Don't worry, the police will sort, the police will help you."

& # 39; Then I called 999 and the police came and I told them everything. They spoke to her and she got out of the taxi and they brought her to the police station.

During the ride, Mr. Mehmood's passenger (photo) shed tears of tears and revealed that Enescu had lured her to the UK on the false promise of a masseuse job and forced her into illegal sex work

During the ride, Mr. Mehmood's passenger (photo) shed tears of tears and revealed that Enescu had lured her to the UK on the false promise of a masseuse job and forced her into illegal sex work

During the ride, Mr. Mehmood's passenger (photo) shed tears of tears and revealed that Enescu had lured her to the UK on the false promise of a masseuse job and forced her into illegal sex work

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& # 39; When she got out of the taxi, I said: & # 39; Is everything alright? Are you happy? & # 39; She said yes. "The police said," That's a good friend, well done. "

The father of two added: & # 39; I knew what to do, because when I passed my test as a taxi driver, we were told everything to help the customer and to call the police if you were suspected of anything .

& # 39; I have been a taxi driver since 2004, but that has not happened before.

& # 39; If I know someone needs help, I will. If someone needs an ambulance, I'll call. I am going to help, I will do my best to help. & # 39; I told my wife and sons. They are happy with it. & # 39;

Inspector Wes Martin, who led the investigation through the Public Protection Unit of the West Midlands Police, revealed how crucial the involvement of the taxi had been.

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He said: & # 39; When the taxi driver picked her up, Enescu said "This is my phone number, call me when she arrives".

& # 39; He then started driving and she looked a bit stressed out. He was aware that she had no possessions with him, and he was deeply concerned.

Mehmood, a married father of two, immediately called the police who later arrested and accused Enescu

Mehmood, a married father of two, immediately called the police who later arrested and accused Enescu

Mehmood, a married father of two, immediately called the police who later arrested and accused Enescu

& # 39; She looked like there had been a fight, so he asked her if she was okay. She said "No" – no more than that actually. & # 39;

But the taxi called the police, who rushed to the side of the road. Experienced officers, including a Romanian-speaking police officer, spoke to the woman, who finally told them what had happened – and she was taken into custody.

The Insp Martin said: “The taxi driver will be referred for a recommendation because he was a fantastic member of the public to do what he did.

& # 39; He is a family man, a local Asian taxi driver, and it was very honorable that he did. & # 39;

Coventry councilor, Naeem Akhtar, said: “The council provides training and information to licensed taxi drivers that if they see something suspicious and think something is wrong, they should contact the relevant agency.

& # 39; I am happy that one of our drivers was brave and had the intelligence to see what was wrong and called the police in a clear case that led to someone being convicted.

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& # 39; It sends a message that this is a terrible crime that we will not tolerate … this driver could have simply ignored what he saw and the victim would have ended up in a brothel and God knows how long she'd been there have been. Mr. Mehmood's actions saved her. & # 39;

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