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12/02/2016 07:17 GMT | Updated 12/02/2016 10:59 GMT

Derbyshire Taxi Driver Suffers Sickening Racist Rant From Passenger

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A taxi driver has suffered a tirade of racist abuse after picking up three men in Derby.

The 58-year-old was told "every sane-thinking person in this country hates Muslims," before being subject to a full-scale hate attack.

It began just minutes after the taxi set off and the victim can be heard desperately attempting to diffuse the man's vile outburst, while his friends stay silent.

"Why are you being racist? How do you even know I'm a Muslim? the driver pleaded as the abuse escalated.

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The police would like to speak with this man

The footage has been passed to Derbyshire Police who have launched an appeal to find the culprit, who continued his vile outburst by telling the driver to "Fuck off back to Syria or wherever you fucking belong."

His foul-mouthed tirade didn't stop, with the man continuing: "I know we dress it up like we don't give a shit. We all hate you lot"

When asked why he was launching the abuse, the man answered: "I'm being racist because I hate Muslims. We hate you do you know that?"

The victim filmed the incident on his mobile phone after picking up the man and two of his friends, in Derby city centre on December 30 last year.

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A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: "We have circulated the image of the man and the footage to our officers.

"We welcome the footage being circulated more widely as we seek to identify the passenger."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number 56294-15.