A taxi driver has gained notoriety after a clip circulated on social media showing the black Mercedes cruising down a Paphos cycle lane.

The black cab is seen inching towards a pedestrian – seemingly unaware of the car behind her – as it drove down the cycle lane and pedestrian path.

It is understood that the incident took place in Polis.

Police soon issued an announcement detailing that the driver has been identified, was called into the station and fined out of court.

It is not immediately clear why – or how – the taxi made it onto the cycle path.