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Taxi driver left empty handed after 1,000 mile ride across Europe

A Viennese taxi driver has been bilked out of 800 GBP - for a 1,000 mile ride across Europe.

Thomas Meyer, 29, agreed the price to drive an apparently wealthy Russian client from the Austrian capital to the Croatian holiday resort of Dubrovnik.

But when they arrived after the 11 hour drive, the Russian said he had to get the cash out of an ATM machine. He never came back.

Police have been alerted and the hunt is on for the fraudster.

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