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Cab driver attacked in Kent 'still traumatised'

Mohammad Hossain
Image caption Mohammad Hossain still gets flashbacks more than a year after the attack

A cab driver who was attacked and racially abused in Kent has said he is still traumatised by the incident more than a year later.

Mohammad Hossain, 34, from Gillingham, was left unconscious with facial injuries following the attack in Medway in September last year.

A 26-year-old man was jailed for four-and-a-half years for the attack.

Mr Hossain said he found it hard to believe that someone could treat a person in such a way.

The attack happened after he picked up two men and two women in Maidstone who wanted to go to Medway.

'Scarred forever'

During the journey he said he was subjected to abuse about his religion, and accusations that he was in the Taliban.

Mr Hossain, who is originally from Bangladesh, said he was attacked and punched after he stopped his car and asked the group to get out.

He still has a scar on his face from the jewellery worn by one of his attackers.

"It's going to be there forever," he said.

Mr Hossain has since returned to work, but said he did not feel comfortable, and gets flashbacks.

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