A taxi driver is on trial in an Elche court for sexually abusing a 14 year old British girl back in 2007.

Prosecutors have called for an eight year jail stretch after the man forced the teenager to perform a sexual act after she and a 13 year old friend (also British) had no money to pay him the fare on a journey from Torrevieja to the Elche area.

The younger child ran away and got out of the taxi at the end of the journey, but the 14 year old was locked in the car and forced to go into a field where she was allegedly sexually abused.

She was then taken in the cab and dumped in a nearby area.