Bristol taxi driver Hassan Hoviat-Doust went to incredibly bizarre lengths after a court found him guilty of assaulting a female passenger in his cab and took away his licence to work.
The taxi driver then sewed his own lips together in protest to the courts conviction which inevitably cost him his job.
The 43-year-old father of one has spent the last four days pacing up and down outside Bristol Magistrate’s Court with his lips sewn together because he reckons justice has not been served claiming that JPs did not consider the evidence that he gave.
A woman claimed she had been assaulted by Hassan Hoviat-Doust Â and told the court that she had been physically thrown out of his taxi. But the protesting cabbie insisted that he only tapped her on the shoulder and asked her to get out of the car before she became abusive to him.
Bristol City Council issued a statement saying: “The Council has an overriding duty to maintain safety.”
The former taxi driver now plans to stage a hunger strike outside the court in further protest of the assault conviction which cost him his job and left him unable to feed his pregnant wife and son.