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Monday, 4 February, 2002, 15:43 GMT
Man withdraws attack allegation
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Wayne Sadiq said he stopped to help the couple
A taxi driver who claimed he had been kidnapped and robbed before being left in Flintshire has withdrawn his earlier statements, according to police.

Cheshire Police have said the Crown Prosecution Service have yet to decide whether or not action will be taken against Wayne Sadiq.

Last month Mr Sadiq told police he had been driving along the A500 near Nantwich, Cheshire, when he saw a distraught woman and a man lying in the gutter.


I had training in security and I knew enough to do exactly what they said

Wayne Sadiq

The 29-year-old claimed he stopped to help the distressed couple but the man leapt up from the gutter and held a knife to his throat.

He said he was forced to drive at knifepoint for an hour, before stopping on the A548 at Deeside.

He got out of his vehicle and allowed the couple to drive away in his M-registered Vauxhall Astra.

Allegations retracted

Mr Sadiq, from Willaston in Cheshire, told a press conference in January: "I had training in security and I knew enough to do exactly what they said."

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said on Monday that Mr Sadiq had retracted his allegations.

She said: "The alleged victim was reinterviewed by police and he has retracted those allegations.

A file has been forwarded to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as to whether any action should be taken against him."

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