A TAXI driver has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a teenager out celebrating her 18 th birthday.

Khalid Sultani is accused after two girls and a boy got in his licensed cab from London 24 Hour Cabs, in Fulham High Street, at about 3.30am on Tuesday (13/7).

Mr Sultani allegedly dropped off the male in Battersea before stopping the car in Battersea Park Road, opening the back door and allegedly sexual assaulting one of the girls.

He was arrested later that morning when he returned to the cab office.

Mr Sultani has been released on bail on the condition that he is only allowed to pick up male passengers. He is due to appear at Kingston Crown Court on August 25.