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A Taxi Driver has been hailed a hero after a young woman was walking her dog along Park Road, Hartlepool.

The Taxi driver Gary Sowerby who works 23 Taxis based in Hartlepool noticed a man appear behind the young woman. The woman herself feared she was being followed and noticed a Taxi driver and begun walking toward the taxi.

Luckily the Taxi Driver was passing and drove up and stopped near to her. He noticed the man began shouting at her and began running to keep up with her, while he had a rag hidden behind his back.

The Driver told the woman to get in to the taxi and drove her safely home free of charge, the man ran off from the area when she got in the taxi.

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