A private hire driver is under investigation amid claims a female passenger was sexually assaulted.

The incident, involving a Hampden Cars driver, is said to have happened after the woman got out of the taxi to withdraw money from a cash machine.

The driver is understood to have followed her to the cash machine, put his hands on her hips and attempted to kiss her.

Police Scotland has been made aware of the incident, thought to have happened in the early hours of Sunday morning on Glasgow's South Side, but it is unclear if the woman has made a formal complaint.

In a post, shared on social media, she said: "The situation happened as I got out to use a cash point, very close to my home and he also left the vehicle.

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"Under the circumstances and I’m not condoning his actions, it was both incredibly opportunistic of him but politely done. I was not violated by this person."

A spokesman for Hampden Cabs said it was cooperating with police. It is understood the driver was suspended after the company was made aware of the incident.

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Glasgow councillor Malcolm Cunning urges her to report the incident to Glasgow City Council's licensing department in a reply to her post on Facebook.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “We will deal with any complaint in the appropriate manner as and when it is received.

“Any passenger concerned about the conduct of a licensed driver has the right to complain to our taxi enforcement team and that complaint will be investigated.”