A TAXI driver claimed a teenager threatened to hurt himself unless he allowed him to perform a sex act, a court.

Bolton Crown Court heard Metro Cars driver Shahbaz Ahmed was waiting for his next fare in Thicketford Road, Tonge Moor, when a 15-year-old boy asked him for a lift.

Ahmed said he told the boy he needed to book through the office, but eventually agreed as he thought it was on his way home and he was finishing for the evening.

He told the court that the boy asked to be taken to Harwood Golf Club.

When they arrived Ahmed said the boy would not get out of the car as he wanted to talk to him about something.

The 35-year-old married father-of-three said: “He said ‘I want to commit suicide’. I was very shocked and I thought why.

“He said he could not find a boyfriend. I said I do not do that it is not very good.

“I said I am sorry I am married I am not like that.”

Ahmed told the court the boy pulled out a knife.

He said: “He said ‘I will cut myself and blame you if you do not do it and I will say you raped me’.”

Ahmed told the court the boy touched him and performed a sex act on him.

Wayne Jackson, defending, asked how he felt about it.

Ahmed replied: “I felt shocked.”

He was asked if he thought about leaving the scene.

Ahmed told the court he was too scared to drive off.

He said: “I thought if I ran away maybe he would cut himself and put the blame on me.“ He said after the incident the boy told him to take him to Breightmet and not to tell anyone about what happened.

The court heard earlier that the boy alleges he was raped by Ahmed.

Ahmed of Parkfield Road, Great Lever, denies rape.

The trial continues.