- Temur Shah picked up woman in London's West End to take her home last year
- But she felt ill during the journey and asked him to stop the car, court heard
- Shah sexually touched her while she opened the door and while she was sick
A 'predatory' Uber driver who groped a female passenger as she leant out of his car to be sick faces a possible jail term.
Temur Shah, 45, picked up the woman in London's West End in the early hours of January 15 last year and agreed to take her to her home to the north of the capital.
But the woman felt ill during the journey and asked Shah to stop so she could be sick, Isleworth Crown Court heard.
Shah then sexually assaulted her as he leant over her to open the door, then sexually touched her as she was sick out of the door.
The woman had no mobile battery to call for help and had to wait until she got home to raise the alarm.
Shah, of Harrow, was this week found guilty of sexual assault and will be sentenced next month.
Speaking after his conviction, Detective Superintendent Andy Cox said: 'Shah despicably took advantage of his position as a trusted licensed driver and sexually assaulted a passenger in a vulnerable state.
'His conviction was down to a meticulous investigation which left the jury in no doubt as to his guilt.
'If you ever experience unwanted sexual behaviour, report it to the police. You will always be taken seriously and the incident will be fully investigated.'
Mandy McGregor, Head of Transport Policing at TfL, said: 'This attack on a vulnerable passenger was predatory and disgusting, and we are pleased to see that Shah has been convicted.
'I would like to thank the young woman for coming forward and reporting this so TfL and the police could investigate and take action against the driver. We expect the highest standards from TfL licensed taxi and private hire drivers.
'Not only has Shah been convicted but immediate licensing action was taken to prevent him from continuing in his role as a TfL licensed private hire driver.'