An unlicensed cab driver is facing a substantial prison sentence for raping a drunken woman passenger. After Mohamed Hacene-Chaouch, 46 and from Catford, was found guilty at the Old Bailey, Judge Wendy Joseph told the jury he had been accused of a similar offence before.
Hacene-Chaouch had been accused of attacking a drunken woman passenger in 2004 after picking her up in Soho, but was acquitted. Today he was found guilty of raping a professional woman in her 20s who had been celebrating a friend's birthday when she got lost in Soho in January this year.
She said she remembered being in the back of a car and being taken to a cashpoint.
She said she drifted in and out of consciousness but woke in the car outside her east London home with Hacene-Chaouch sexually assaulting her.
He denied he was touting for trade and any sexual assault on the woman.
Hello Quo! is a new documentary charting British rock band Status Quo's 50 years in the game.The band began life as The Spectres at Sedgehill Comprehensive School in Catford in 1962, before changing their name to Status Quo a few years later.
Two of the best-known members of Status Quo, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt talked to our Entertainment Correspondent Lucrezia Millarini.