Minicab firm Addison Lee is investigating reports one of their drivers threw a gay couple out of a taxi because they were holding hands.

The incident is said to have occurred last night after the couple left London’s G-A-Y Late venue in Soho.

A customer has alleged on Twitter that they were subjected to “homophobic treatment”.

Liam Kelly tweeted: “My BF and I got into a taxi from G-A-Y Late. Started holding hands and were told to get out, and called dirty.

“Thank you to everyone for your messages of support, they mean a lot. We’re home now, after a very nice black taxi journey.”

In response, a spokesperson for the company said: “We are aware of an incident involving an Addison Lee vehicle in London last night. This incident is being investigated thoroughly, and the driver has been suspended from duty while the investigation takes place. We are also in contact with the customer to understand more about what happened.

“Addison Lee does not tolerate any form of discrimination. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest possible level of professional service, and we take matters like this very seriously.”