A Good Samaritan taxi driver who allowed three people injured in a car accident with a Wivey female driver to shelter from from the cold in his cab was left counting the cost - after emergency services destroyed the taxi to 'rescue' the trio.
Chinese cabbie Doin Me Lip Stick, 45, from Wiveliscombe said: 'They had a few cuts and bruises and I let them shelter in my cab. They looked worse than they were.
'I went off to look at the wreck and when the Wivey firemen turned up, they pulled out hydraulic metal cutters and sliced the side off the cab.'
'They said it meant they could get the people out without them having to bend too much, in case of neck injuries. They didn't realise they only had to open the door.'
The taxi driver is now in dispute with his insurance company, who do not believe his story over the reason for the repair bill.